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QR readers installed under street name signs at Le Thanh Ton - Dong Khoi intersection in HCM City’s District 1. — VNS Photo Nguyen Diep

The QR reader is being used for street signs in District 1 at six intersections: Le Thanh Ton and Dong Khoi streets, Le Thanh Ton and Pasteur streets, Ly Tu Trong and Pasteur streets, Ly Tu Trong and Dong Khoi streets, Nguyen Du and Dong Khoi streets, and Le Duan and Cong Xa Paris streets.

The department has assigned its Road Traffic Infrastructure Management Centre to carry out and complete the work before October 15.

Ngo Hai Duong, head of the centre, said the QR readers will be installed on 134 streets in District 1 by the end of this year.

A QR code is placed directly under each street sign, he said.

People can use a smartphone to scan the code at a distance of 2-4 metres to show an image file containing detailed information that includes the street’s location, history, length, width, and a brief biography of famous people named for the street.

 

The information will be in both Vietnamese and English and will be updated by the city’s Department of Culture and Sports and Department of Transport.

The funding for the work is being sought from private sources.

The department will seek feedback and information from agencies, organisations, businesses and residents to improve the QR readers before expanding them city-wide.

Vo Thi Trung Trinh, deputy director of Department of Information and Communication, said the work will contribute to building a smart city by creating more modern and convenient services and applications.

Looking up historical information of the streets will also help to educate people about the country's history and culture and raise their pride and love for the homeland, she said.  VNS

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