More than 70 per cent of toilets run by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and its schools passed hygiene standard checks, deputy BMA governor Thaweesak Lertpraphan said.
Thaweesak said the BMA’s Environment Department and officials from Bangkok district surveyed 36 BMA-run toilet facilities and found that 74 per cent passed the test.
Thaweesak added that most of the facilities that failed to meet the hygiene standard did not have any officials maintain them hence the BMA committee in charge of public toilets had agreed to hire private firms to undertake the task.
The officials also surveyed 274 public toilets of BMA schools and found that 213 of them, or 77.74 per cent, met the standards. Most of those that did not meet the standards lacked a budget for maintenance, he added.
He said officials also surveyed toilet facilities of 312 temples in Bangkok and found that 186, or 62.82 per cent of them, met the standard.
Most of the temple toilets that did not meet the standard were not built properly and lacked officials to provide maintenance. The BMA has alerted government agencies concerned to try to improve them, Thaweesak added.