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NTT Data creates digital archive of historical cultural heritage of ASEAN region

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NTT Data Corp has built a digital archive system for the ASEAN Cultural Heritage Digital Archive (ACHDA) project, being conducted by the ASEAN Secretariat to digitize the valuable historical cultural heritage of ASEAN countries.

The first phase of this project has been completed, with a digital archive created of 160 cultural assets from Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia.

The cultural heritage archive became publicly available on Thursday for anyone in the world to view online at the ACHDA website. This system supports the images, audio recordings, and video data that are available on other NTT Data digital archive systems, as well as an expanded capability to handle three-dimensional models of physical objects.

The second phase of the project, supposed to begin from fiscal 2020, will be to digitally archive cultural assets from Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos, and make them available on the archive site. The project will be expanded to include all 10 ASEAN member states in the future.

This project is being conducted with financial support from the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF), established in 2006 with the contribution from the Japanese government.

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