Paid toilets soon in capital

ABU DHABI — A common complaint among picnickers and people out for a stroll in various public spots in the capital has been the lack of public washrooms, a civic facility available in most modern cities.

By N. Srinivasan

Published: Wed 17 Aug 2005, 10:24 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:13 PM

Hopefully, the predicament of the public on this count would end soon, with the Abu Dhabi Municipality deciding to take up construction of 250 toilets in the capital and 80 in Al Ain

The Specifications and Sites and Automatic Toilets Approval Committee of the civic body has initiated measures to conclude contracts with companies for the construction of toilets. The contract period for the toilets ranges from 10 to 15 years.

Municipality sources said the initial agreement had been signed with companies to construct the 330 toilets, and that the site for these public washrooms would be decided in coordination with the municipality and other agencies concerned to ensure maximum and effective coverage.

The sources said the Committee, which was giving final touches to it's report, would submit it to the departments concerned. The report also stipulated that the tender-winning companies, which came forward to execute the projects, should not raise the toilet service fee to make it affordable for all sections of society, beside meeting all the technical specifications laid down by the municipality.

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