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Surakarta promotes communal toilets

  • Kusumasari Ayuningtyas

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 18 2012   /  10:19 am

The Surakarta city administration has promoted the presence of communal toilets over the past five years in a bid to help improve sanitation among city residents.The presence of communal toilets has been focused in densely populated areas such as Sangkrah, Pasar Kliwon district and Kratonan, Serengan district.This is one of the reasons Surakarta has been chosen to host the 13th World Toilet Summit, an event to be held for the first time in Indonesia, in October next year.Preparations for the international event, which focuses on environmental sanitation, have been carried out earlier so they can be included in the deliberation of the General Budget Policy (KUA) and the Surakarta Municipal Temporary Budget Ceiling and Priority (PPAS).“The event, which will be attended by 62 countries, should be prepared thoroughly, including the addition of a number of public bathrooms in Surakarta,” ...