Update 31-08-2015

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We had arrange our Flood Aid Assessment Trip 20.8. to 22.8.2015 to Rakhine ( the hardest hit flood area in Myanmar ),
 
News from Meetings and Trip Rakhine Aid Flooding
 
We were with our WCWB-MCA international partner at Field Trip far rural area North Rakhine , Flooding Victims
20.8. to 22.8.2015 … Yangon to Sittwe ..
Saw on 20.8.2015 after landing direct the Health Minister of Rakhine State and than the Prime Minister of Rakhine  at an 1,5 hours meeting of the
WCWB-MCA Myanmar  Chefs possible duties to take over to ease the live of the people around Mrauk Oo / Myebon … Minbya
 
– at 200 plus villages and around 220.000 people 10.000 Rice bags were distributed so far by a first wave of most Myanmar NGO and private social societies
donors  which is enough until end of August, the problems //  hunger  will stay for 3 to 4 month .. until next harvest.
 
At Rakhine Prime Minister meeting we committed direct to 100.000 no of Water Disinfection Tablets ( 1 each for 200 Ltr from German Medeon Comp )
good for 20 Million Ltr Water at cost around 3000 Euro where  a long time MCA-WCWB partner will finance the air cargo
transport to arrange Tablets at Mrauk Oo sites & Minbya  in one week from Germany ) . This is the most needed at present Drinking Water…….
 
Most Urgent Drinking Water needed
As above the most burning after Drinking Water ( all wells and ponds are contaminated ), at Laymyo  River near Mrauk Oo
first water born sickness came to surface….
Here are 220.000 people affected in over 200 villages,- we are working through the Blood Donation Association as well
the Rakhine Societies in several villages at 1018 families around 5000 to 7000 people ( here more children per house than
Delta Region ) . 1000 families is at present the budget we have to bring rice for two weeks rations to them.
 
As emergency mission we initiated with Medeor a round 3000 Euro medical drugs order – which mainly consists of
100.000 tablets ( x 200 Ltr water than to clean = 20 million Ltr water disinfected ) .
Also child respiration sickness medicine, diarrhea, 10.000 Tablets of Multivitamin, as well same B1 and also B compound
Tablets at German standard.
We work with Schenker on the issue and target to have the all medical drugs in Yangon this week by Air Cargo due to
the emergency of the Drinking water situation,- the Tablets will be handed out with the help of the Rakhine Health Ministry
and at Village level by trained social society members with Plastic Canvas Built Tanks per Village.
 
The rest as Vitamins etc we will stock up Village / School or Monastery areas to administer daily rations to children and
elder, & pregnant people ( here of course the stock could be much bigger to support here longer with vitamins in a time
when people do not have food or poor food nutrition and vitamin wise…. so here our Budget is limited …. even the
cost at Medeor for such is very low we need to concentrate the main funds on the water here first .. )
See below our order at present and so the low cost Vitamins..
21021 Loperamide HCI 2 mg – 5000 tab                                                                       = 42,0 Euro ( gegen durchfall )
27040 Vitamin compound tab – 10.000 tab                                                               = 55,1 Euro
270910 Vitamin B1 tab 50 mg Thiamone-Hydrochloride 10.000 tab        = 48,0 Euro
27181 Vitamin B compound tabs – 10.000 tab                                                         = 52,0 Euro
28150 water disinfecting tabs. 8,5 mg (NaDCC) 1 tab /1 litre – 10.000 Tab         = 26,70 Euro
28155 water disinfecting tabs. 1,67 g, NaDCC 1 tab / 200 litres – 100.000 Tab = 2375,0 Euro   ( 20 million Ltr Drinking Water )
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Food / Rice in September
The area got 10.000 bag Rice in the past by private, NGO and societies donations , which can last until end of the month / = week .
We are only able to come back in the second week of September 8.9. to 13.9.2015 and have for this allocated villages total
1018 families which we than with present budget ( near 8000 Euro plus logistics there) can than supply with rice for two weeks.
We will travel with the chefs by Bus to Mrauk Oo a 20 hours ride, so most direct. The Prince Guesthouse in Mrauk Oo will support
our stay to reduce cost.  With each 10.000 Euro we can support over 1000 families more there with rice for 2 to 3 weeks a family.
 
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Bamboo House Support
Delta
We started with Bamboo Houses in Delta where the cost is at round 300 Euro for a house. There we started already and had 5 families
allocated with documentation and financed in three weeks follow up with new buildings…
The demand was not that much as flood water rose and declined without strong currant …
 
Rakhine / Laymyo River
Here we also did first assessments and noticed direct that here due to the mountains – many rivers whole land areas at river side
were washed away ( as seen in some pictures near the Monastery at the Mud Cliffs ). So people lost all house, household goods
clothing and even lives – from the 100 plus dead at the flood – over 60 alone died here in the Mrauk Oo – Chin Laymyo River.
 
People need to buy a new land as well build up a new house. At present these here 25 first families try to build up temporary house
at the schools compound as seen in pictures. The village has allocated already village land which the families can buy for 350 Euro
, 30 x 40 feet compound.
 
Bamboo is not that expensive so it is to take from very far away mountains and labor and carry fees nearly double the house cost
compared to the delta area. With 400 to 500 Euro a house cost at present.
 
We can do shared funding
As we are limited with funding we will use here the same amount as at delta and be able to lower the cost and burden of the people
there than. All are recorded by us and all signed that they would join this project – once they started and we are back with the next rice
load we will pay out to each family as a start ( later funds may bring more support – so a kind of own commitment is also in our interest
to have the people earn a good part of their new live. Instead of all funded no need to do anything. ) 
 
Rakhine Mrauk Oo
Through the Prince Guest House owner Mrs Shwe Ngwe we get 5 more families documentation at towns border and near river all
destroyed and lost – we saw them so had no time to stop our convoy on the way to Minbya a also very bad effected area, see the pictures
with all the flood wood and biggest trees destroyed a lot more than the water. 
The 5 families we will also try to support for new houses when we are there next trip.
 
Brings just at first contacts the amount of houses we support already to 35 with many more in need..there we continue assessments now with
partners in the Laymyo River regions.
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Delta Villages Rice Donation
2 big loads 10 ton and 34 ton food and water and household item we brought already to Delta Hintada and Zalon townships a total
of 9 villages and over 3500 people..As well the 5 Bamboo Houses allocated and most paid already.
 
Here we have the hope also to be in three weeks again for another load of rice to the families,— here the funds are at present
missing also at round 10.000 Euro depending on the at time rice rates….  Not enough money at present.
 
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Mobile Dr / Nurse Team Rakhine
We will initiate a Mobile Drs / Nurse team for the Laymyo River villages as soon as possible – preparations are here on the way
and welcomed by the Rakhine Prime Minister and Health Ministry.  Funding we try here to do separate – the project will than
if funded go into a permanent program also with a module of German Drs / Nurse train Myanmar Young Drs at the field.
Station will be Mrauk Oo. 
 
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Thandwe Hospital ENT upgrade, operations and renovation
By end of September we plan to have Thandwe Hospital patients ward renovated 20.000 Euro were here donated already 3 month ago
the plan is also agreed with the Health Minister and will be implemented before the next German ENT ( HNO ) Drs team come on 31.10.
for free middle & inner ear operations in Thandwe as well Sittwe Hospital in cooperation with Myanmar ENT Dr.
Here we also have a special donation to Thandwe from May 2015 for a 25.000 Euro for ENT operation Microscope ( Zeiss Head ) ,
ENT Drills and OP Sieb, Child early deafness discovery ( audiometer ) to filter out potential new born to 3 years which can be arranged
through our MCA-ENT program for a Cochlea Implant ( cost of units 8000 to 10.000 $ US ) to make a child hear and live normal rather than
being handicapped.   We are looking for private as well companies which like to join the “ CI – I can hear & speak now “ Program….
In 2014 we installed at Thandwe Hospital the Lufhansa Medical unit Hamburgs ENT screening unit with Zeiss Microscope and second German
ENT Drs free ear operations with 80 outpatients , 40 operation where 30 % were live threatening …
 
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Plastic Surgery teams we arrange this year for Sittwe – Rakhine , Kawthaung – Andaman Sea south Myanmar, including Thyroid free operations
in Sittwe after 2014 Thyroid Blood test Lab donation to State Hospital.
 
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Please see also the below official WACS way for the donation, next to our
Myanmar Chefs account in Germany MCA Below .
 
MCA Myanmar Flood AID Delta – DONATION can be send TO:
Account Nr. 151236551
Name  Rene Esser
Bank Adress  Kreissparkasse Nordhorn
Bahnhofstr. 11
48529 Nordhorn
Germany
IBAN  DE64 2675 0001 0151 2365 51
BIC Swift  NOLADE21NOH
Adress Account Holder  Alte Haare 6
49835 Wietmarschen
Germany
Purpose ( Your Name & E Mail )………………… …….” MCA Myanmar
Flood Aid Delta 2015 “ (amount)…….. …..,- Euro

MCA 2014-2015 Report

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Nestle Support

Dear Chefs 
Great news from Nestle Professionals Myanmar ( Mr Laurent Deniau ).
 

As the second WACS Global sponsor after Fonterra, now also Nestle Professionals
joined the food, flavors & nutrition support to Flood Victims Myanmar through WCWB-MCA.
 
Nestle Professional Myanmar donated over 500 bot/packs of good cooking
sauces/flavors to WCWB-MCA Myanmar for the next Flood Aid Mission.
Nestle donated already ahead of this to many flood victims in Myanmar since weeks.
 
Myanmar Chefs and Young Chefs of Myanmar will have the next Aid mission
between 8.9. and 13.9.2015 by bus & truck to North Rakhine, Mrauk Oo Township.
 
2 weeks Rice Ration for 1018 allocated families,- the sauces and soups from
Nestle Professionals each Village community will bring them flavors to an otherwise
plain rice aid food.    30 families will get Bamboo Houses funded at same trip through
WCWB-MCA and international partner.
 
We thank Mr Laurent and the Nestle Professional Team Myanmar for the great Donation
and will follow up with documentary pictures after delivery.
 
Oliver E Soe Thet
President MCA, Board WCWB – Disaster Management
Yangon 29.8.2015

Farewell to an F&B GIANT…….Herman Feigling. ….

Farewell Party for a F&B Giant // Thanks to Hermann s & Putris Yangon Departure to Bali & Dubai
See you soon Again, asyou left a Big Smiling Footprint� in the Myanmar Hospitality Industry

Thanks a lot to all supporter of Hermann s & Putris Yangon party

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Hermann moves on after 3 years active Myanmar F&B and best supporter of building MCA and Myanmar Chefs to a wider
and higher level thanks to his all time commitment and support to all Chefs in Myanmar…
After a short Bali Home visit he will be soon back at the Grand Millennium Dubai again

Full committed to MCA and Myanmar Chefs his next visit is fixed already to support the 3rd MCAC 2016 at Food Hotel Myanmar June 2016

Wish him all the best and stay in always contact , until soon back to the Golden Chefs at Golden Land Myanmar ,
Thanks to all supporter as Dagon Beverages, Grandwynn, Quarto Products, Premium Food, Fonterra and all the young chefs which turned
an unplanned pile of raw ingredients into a wonderful BBQ Dinner at best taste with Dori Fish, Sausages, Crispy Bakes , chicken and many more.
Chef Nanda lead the team in the container kitchen – with TV  Chef Kyaw Kyaw and Zin Myo Nwe at the BBQ station…..
Thanks to Young Chef Kaung Kyaing for organizing the great place and thanks to his owner and manager Lin Ko Ko
for the special arrangements for the chefs at “ The Bar “.Last not least the great start and first concert on stage of “ MCA Band “ more will come and to hear soon as Chefs are on.
News: Grandwynns Ricky Rames challenged the MCA Chefs Football team for a Friendly game which we welcome and will do in October as a Charity Football Game on International World Chefs Day 2016…

Myanmar Chefs Association
Yangon 27.8.2015

Flood Aid Donation Trip

MCA Chefs Invitation to Flood Aid Donation Rakhine / Chin people – MCA Chefs & Friends 8.9. to 13.9.2015

Dear Chefs & Friends

We arrange a Flood Aid Donation with foreign financial support at Mrauk Oo District to
– over 1018 families Rice for 2 weeks ration
– 25 / 30 plus Bamboo Houses Project
– 20 million Ltr Drinking Water donation ( German Standard ) for Rakhine people
– Household goods for 25 families which lost all land and houses at Laymyo River

We like to invite you to join the trip, dates to be confirmed
we target some where from 8.9. to 13.9.2015:
– By Air Con Bus – Yangon / Mrauk Oo
– At Prince Hotel Mrauk Oo stay
– 2 days Donation at Laymyo River ( Rakhine & Chin villages ) 
– visit Mahamuni Buddha Image & Mrauk Oo sites
– By Air Com Bus – Mrauk Oo / Yangon

Cost Covered for the first 10 Chefs & Friends

Interested people pls register direct at: angel@myanmar.com.mm / 01 501123 – 01 532278 MCA Office

Best Greetings, yours

Oliver E Soe Thet
President Myanmar Chefs Association
Global Board – World Chefs Without Borders
Yangon 24.8.2015

Executive Catering Chef Position

A vacancy has arisen for a potential Executive Catering Chef, also qualified chefs from Sous Chef rank should apply. The position is based in Yangon and remunerated with 8 to 10 lakh, interested chefs please send your C.V to: info@myanmarchefs.com (Reference: ecc-ygn-0815-01).

Donations !!!

Myanmar Flooding more Donations to MCA Office 12.8.2015
Next to all high speed running aid work by the many Myanmar Chefs Volunteers – gather smallest and biggest Donations also at

MCA-WCWB Flood Aid Office donations arrived 12.8.2015 Wednesday….
– Mandalay Chefs with much over 1000 $ US collected and still on , a delegation will come to Yangon and join the aid work tomorrow
– Mrs Myo see picture donated 200 Mosquito Nets which we plan for Malaria covered North Rakhine Flood area
– 500 $ US donation personally by GM of Governors Residence Belmond Hotel Mr Thomas Henseler  
– See the right mat at wall – the Zalon & Hintadar Flood region for tomorrows 32 ton aid delivery by WCWB-MCA
– US delegates donated their private funds

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Thank you to all which ensure food and water to the Myanmar flood Victims through WCWB-MCA A Transparent Aid operation, yours

Oliver E Soe Thet
President Myanmar Chefs Association
Global Board member, World Chefs Without Borders
Yangon 13.8.2015

Helping Hands

Flood Aid WCWB-MCA & many Helping Hands

In Cash or in Kind are welcome ;;;;;

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Combine Aid Offers we have the Container Cost covered — NEED one to fill the container …
If one has a Container Load of  Clothes , Dry or Tin Food, Nutrition, Medical drugs ( specially Child Drugs against respiration  problems , or water purification
we do have a Donor which pays and covers the Container transport from Germany to Myanmar .
That should be possible in “: Sommer Schluss Verkauf “ —- Sixt Car rent is also known for such good support we need the contacts

Many greetings

Oliver E Soe Thet
President Myanmar Chefs Association
Global Board World Chefs Without Borders
Yangon 12.8.2015

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Urgent News from the Delta Region

URGENT NEWS   — We got a call from Delta , we need 30 % more load the WCWB-MCA Zalon assignments are alone with 2200 over people plus Hinthadar
The flood management team gave us some more village to add on the Friday Night Aid Convoy
The at Zalon Region only

Thetke Kyun Group increased from 900 to 1434 people
– Thet Kal Kyun 175 House // 696 people
– Shwe Bo          125 House // 498 people
– Aut Su               40 House // 157 people
– Kai Gone          20 House //    83 people
Total 360 House // 1434 people will be 360 –1/2 bag of Rice  alone there ,

Out Your Village Group 91 House // 335 People
– Out Your       60 House // 221 people
– Code Co Su   27 House // 102 people
– Sup Kone         3 House ..    12 people

Kyone Sha Village Group 68 House // 431 People
– Your Htit Village 35 House // 256 People
– Your Ma Village  33 House // 175 People

Grand Total : 519 House // 2200 People in Zalone alone

we strong suggest to change plan to start all operation first at Zalone to ensure there all is working at best

– Hinthadar we know the area and “ easy to do after the “: unknown area /…. for the 700 plus people

Heavy demand will be needed also in the coming week

Last Info more come in

Oliver E Soe Thet
Yangon WCWB – MCA Flood Aid Office 12.8.2015 – 12:35 pm

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