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Barcodes to be put on licence plates

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Licence plate barcodes to help police. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport plans to put QR barcodes on vehicle licence plates by the end of 2017 in a bid to manage data, protect against fraud and make police investigations easier. 
 
Ministry spokesman Chan Dara yesterday said officials would soon set up the system to manage vehicle data and facilitate vehicle supervision. 
 
“We will put QR codes on licence plates. It will make it easy to get information about whether the licence plate matches the car or motorcycle registration,” he said. “This means people will not be able to cheat. There is a technical working group preparing this and I think we will adopt it soon.” 
 
Following a meeting at the ministry on Tuesday, Transport Minister Sun Chanthol told local media the barcodes would make police work easier because officers could simply scan the codes with mobile phones to determine vehicle information.
 
“From late 2017, all licence plates on vehicles must include the barcode in order to avoid the use of fake plates,” the minister added. 
 
According to the ministry, there are 3,668,820 vehicles, including 537,459 cars and 3,132,361 motorbikes, registered in the country as of 2016. 

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