A QR code is seen on a post on Beijing's Chang'an Avenue. (Photo/Beijing Times)
(ECNS) -- Beijing plans to allocate a QR code to every single public facility from a bus stop to a light pole or a dustbin by 2018 amid efforts to build a smart city, said an official.
Chen Long, deputy director of the division for urban sceneries management at the Beijing Municipal Commission of City Administration and Environment, said the method will work similar to identification number issued to every citizen.
A simple scan of the QR code would show basic information on the facility and make it easy for public reporting of problems, according to Chen.
He added that Beijing initiated a city management system with the assistance of QR codes earlier this year and already received 1,800 valid reports on various issues ranging from dirty to damaged facilities.
More than 1,100 facilities along Changan Avenue from Jianguomen to Fuxingmen in the city center now have QR codes, with plans to add them to all public service facilities along 50 major roads this year.
Next year, facilities along 100 roads across Beijing's six districts will all be given QR codes, with city-wide coverage planned for completion in 2018.
It is part of Beijing's efforts to improve city management through the wide-spread use of Internet.