Flood Update

Please see the floods update in different regions across Myanmar – UN OCHA – WFP.

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We will complement available information from our presence where we are in field, especially on the humanitarian needs and response.
2 container are ready to be loaded , with child food and branded quality clothes and blankets.
A 3rd container we can get through our contribution of cargo cost cover 3000 Euro – which means
simply 40.000 child meals – ready to eat more and a value of 100.000 Euro…more on aid to people in need.
Target to arrive Myanmar 1. week of September 2016
Regard,
Oliver E Soe Thet
President MCA
Global Board WCWB
Yangon 3.8.2016 

Myanmar, MCA-WCWB on 250.000 Euro worth Aid offer of LOG – Aviation Without Borders, Germany After Successful Foreign Aid Meeting ( Food and Clothing ) for Rakhine Flood Victims 2016

Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement , H.E. Dr Win Myat Aye , Permanent Secretary U Soe Aung, DG Ko Ko Naing and his Ministry staff met with MCA chairman and WCWB Board member Oliver E Soe Thet & MCA Secretary Daw Khin Khet Khet Khaing to introduce and discuss arrangements for a round 250.000 Euro Aid from Germany to the flood effected victims of North Rakhine State 2016.

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Oliver E Soe Thet presented the 250.000 Euro worth Aid offer of LOG – Aviation Without Borders, Germany to the new Governments Union Minister and team, many which worked and ensured since 2008 over 25 sea container, over 12 million Euro aid in kind to Myanmar in the same cooperation between MCA, LOG and The Ministry for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
LOG Aviation Without Borders President Mr Frank Franke a WACS Humanitarian Award received 2012 at WACS South Korea Global Congress.
2 to 3 sea container with brand new , branded clothing and blankets,- as well high nutrition, ready to eat child meals ( 45.000 plus meals ), for the victims of the 2016 flooding in North Rakhine this month.
It is planned to ensure the great aid with thanks from Myanmar to Germany in teamwork between all partners which include Alodawopye Seyadaw Civil – Buddhist, Welfare Society Rakhine which is a regular cooperation partner in medical health, public health and disaster Aid of MCA,- World Chefs Without Borders, Myanmar….
In the meantime LOG Luftfahrt Ohne Grenzen, Aviation Without Borders Germany is packing the containers in Germany be ready, FOC tax and custom permits under arrangements of the Ministry with support by MCA Secretary Daw Khin Khet Khet Khaing …..
This Monday 25.7.2016 MCA World Chefs Without Borders arranged already water purification for 24 million Ltr Drinking Water from Germany to North Rakhine with the permit assistance of Rakhine  State Government
We will update you on the next aid developments for North Rakhine, with much thanks to Mr Frank Franke and Mrs Marie Luise Thuene President and Vice of LOG and the whole team and all great Donor.
 
Yours,
Oliver E Soe Thet
MCA President
WCWB Global Board member ( Disaster chapter )
Rakhine , aid, health, vocational training, environment projects
Nay Pyi Taw 28.7.2016
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Hilton Myanmar , new Executive Chef welcome to Chef Mukul Agrawal

Team Work, Training and Culinary Exposure, a NEW Chef in Town
brings all this to his team and more for Myanmar Chefs
Big Hello and Culinary Welcome to the latest great Chef in Town
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With a good discussion on chefs development and the Hilton Hospitality
Academy Nay Pyi Taw,- more chance to get trainings for young people
from Central Myanmar for the quick growing Hospitality Industry Myanmar. So also the importance of support to the many well trained Myanmar Chefs – give further trainings and assistance – support domestic and foreign Culinary Competition s and Myanmar Chefs team s for further challenges.

 

Have already the preparation and training for a competition in the own kitchen an educational event for all staff working and get excited and inspired to look every day for the always better dish and the more satisfaction of the own guests.

 

Thank you Chef Mukul and Hilton Myanmar GM Mrs Helen Jacobe  for all best support to the young generation of Hoteliers in Myanmar Chefs & Service alike.
 
Oliver E Soe Thet
President MCA
Nay Pyi Taw 28.7.2016


 

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UPDATE TICC 2016

Dear Chefs
Who still want to follow to Food Hotel Bangkok , you need to enter 2 classes…. tell us until
Tuesday morning time, 25.7.2016,– as we are very busy with 4 big culinary
competitions need to arrange a lot in different fields means a much more quick respond by you all Chefs is needed otherwise I choose 10:00 am deadline / 26.7.2016 Tuesday .
See all here the classes Rule book at website & face book, Food Hotel Bangkok 6.9. travel 11.9. comeback see below all cost and Free of charge arrangements Oliver
Food Hotel Bangkok 1 ( 6.9. to 11.9.2016 ) event
it would be good if each Chef registers at least in two classes  the benefits for booking through MCA are per Chef …… We will take first come first go and have at present :


At present interested – you need to register in two classes very quick to us :
– Chef Htin Kyaw Thura
– Chef Aung Naing Thu Mandalay
– Chef Kyaw Myo Khaing Mandalay
– Chef Min Min Tun Mandalay
– Chef Rose Garden
– Chef Kaung Kyaing 
Included  through MCA :
– Flight rough trip paid , MCA arrange
– Hotel in twin share paid , MCA arrange
– Airport – Hotel Airport transfers, MCA arrange
– Breakfast , included
– Thai Visa FOC
– Possible borrow of cooking utensils at MCA ( lost need to be paid )
Chef need to pay
– your register fee at MCA Office ( 30 $ US for 2 class )

THE RULE BOOK:

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REGISTRATIONS

Dear all Myanmar Chefs

We have two culinary events – competition where you can enter and MCA Office will arrange all needed issues for all Myanmar Chefs if you arrange and commit early See the programs some parts are paid for – Chefs must participate in the competitions with 2 entry.

Other expenses are all paid by each chef them self or through third party sponsor …… ONLY .

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1.) Myanmar Chefs hat Food & Hotel Thailand 7 – 10 September 2016, BITEC, Bangkok 1, Thailand

Website: http://www.foodhotelthailand.com

2.) 4th Thailand Culinary World Challenge 2016, – in Bangkok in September 16.9. to 19.9.2016

YOUR BOOKING to me in the next view days …. yours

Oliver E Soe Thet

MCA President, Yangon 15.7.2016

1. MCA Offer for Foreign Competition, Bangkok 1

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Myanmar Chefs hat Food & Hotel Thailand 7 – 10 September 2016, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand

Website: http://www.foodhotelthailand.com

I would like to inform you Now TICC 2016 is open for registration Food & Hotel Thailand 2017

I attachment Rules & Regulation  at MCA website *** Good News Now we have Myanmar is now as AEC Campaign   ***

Option 1. Twin Sharing

Enter the Culinary Cup with a friend (2 people) and enjoy a free hotel stay

For 2 Chefs from Myanmar through MCA arrangements

Option 2. Team Sharing

Enter the Culinary Cup with a Team of 6 (6 people minimum) and enjoy a free hotel stay for the whole team and 1 free return flight to Bangkok

Conditions apply

1. Applicants must be from AEC countries including Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

2. Applicants must be professional chefs and enter minimum 2 class each

3. Hotel is twin sharing, 5 nights ( 6.9. arrival 11.9. departure )

4. Flight is economy return flight from ASEAN location to Bangkok

Places are limited. Please contact MCA Office  before 20th July 2016 to apply angel@myanmar.com.mm / 01 50112

Rule Book: online http://www.foodhotelthailand.com/food/2016/en/download/conference/ticc_rr.pdf

Please feel free to contact me if you have any quotation, 09 513 8411 angel@myanmar.com.mm .

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1. MCA Offer for Foreign Competition, Bangkok 2 – 16. to 19.9.2016

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Here is a great chance to make one of the many Awards as well the top Award in Bangkok in September 16.9. to 19.9.2016

I call it Bangkok 2 16.9. to 19.9., – as we have another one the

also for Myanmar Chefs and team..

We had in the past different teams there with Chefs; Ye Nanda, Kyaw Moe Khaing, Mg Win Ko,  — let us know who is interested.

Attached rule book for 4th Thailand Culinary World Challenge 2016, your team need to arrive here in Bangkok on 16 Sept and depart on 19 Sept 2016

Please kindly reply me back within this week, latest Saturday 17.7.16- whether you could participant in this competition.

I will send another separate mail to you once you have accepted the invitation to inform you your traveling flight budget,

as per last year we cover 2 competitors flight expense, team manager own flight expense

(2 room to each team will be provided by us if your team manager is coming)

Flight reimbursement upon arrival to Bangkok

Do let me know if you have more question   Best regards,  Oliver E Soe Thet MCA President Yangon 14.7.2016

Thank you & Best Regards,

Oliver E Soe Thet

President Myanmar Chefs Association

Global Board World Chefs Without Borders

National Training & Certification Committee member, Myanmar

Yangon 15.7.2016

Coming Soon Again see below

Food & Hotel Myanmar 7 – 9 June 2017, Myanmar Event Park (MEP). Yangon, Myanmar

Website: http://foodhotelmyanmar.com       Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodandhotelmyanmar

Ngapali – Rakhine Chef snatched the All Over Best Chef Award in Mandalay

A year ago after the 2. MCAC 2015 in Yangon, Chef Aung Naing Thu – chairman of MCA Mandalay , Chef Kyaw Moe Khaing and other leading Mandalay Chefs started the plans and arrangements for the very first culinary arts competition , Mandalay. Thought small with 3 to 4 classes at the beginning,- it became a full flesh 10 class cooking competition which included Pastry and Fruit Carving thanks to support from MCA Pastry Alliance, Chef Aghee, Zaw, Bernard as well Carving Master Chef Thein Naing. The Hot cooking team supported by already WACS judging trained chefs as Moe Moe Khaing, Zin Myo Nwe, Kyaw Kyaw , Zin Maw Win and Thurein Htun and supported with Mandalay Chef Thein Tun & Zaw Gyi. Joined by Kyaw Thura for live show cooking and MCA Shan State leader Chef Mya Win.

Excellent arrangements by Chefs Aung Naing Thu & Kyaw Myo Khaing team from registration to kitchen set up all over best arranged with media support and encouragement from Union Ministry of Hotels & Tourism. Shwe Ingynn Hotel as main sponsor next to many food & utensil companies.. thanks from the chefs of Yangon, Inle, Nay Pyi Taw and Ngapali for the great hospitality.

MCA Pastry Alliance – Chef Aghee took best cake and arranged a good pastry live show while Artist Chef Thein Naing performed next to the may Fruit Carver his own Fruit Artist Show last not least Art Chef Ye Naing Oo and Marzipan art and Chef Kyaw Thura with hot cooking master classes — all granted that the event had a very high value in terms of Educational & Vocational matters to all active as well visiting guests and chefs these days. Learning through live demos and tasting.. It was competed in Dress the Cake, Bread Display, Plated Western Dessert, as well as Dolchello Dessert.

Followed by Hot Live cooking with Myanmar Free Style Main course, and main course for two of Local Beef, Poultry, Seafood, Pasta, Vegetarian, Poultry. All together 10 classes with Fruit Carving.

Educational Chef & Lecture Chef Moe Moe Khaing did most of the debriefings to all participants at international standard to mention the mistakes as well how to improve for the future. As further education and widen of eyes to each chef and student is the main aim of our MCA work. Here we were fortunate to be able again; to present free to each Chef a Book on Hygiene and Food Safety by and with U Win Htay of Classic International. Translated all into Myanmar language.

Best All Over Chef CACM 2016 – Rakhine Chef @ Hilton Ngapali Beach

Chef Htay Man Oo Poultry with Gratin Potato, – Gold & Seafood with a Silver Award

first runner up : Chef Kaung Myat Htu of Rosegarden Hotel Yangon

second runner up shared between same result Mandalay Chefs

Cho Cho Oo & Hla Myo Aung both Mandalay Chefs

MCA sponsored a Tony Khoo Cook Book for each of the 4 best Chefs

The total end Awards saw:

– 6 Gold Medals – 17 Silver Medals – 51 Bronze Medals – 23 Diploma Awards

MCA sponsored 100.000 Kyat each for Best Dress the Cake, Best Fruit Carving, Best Over All

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Best per Class Chefs for Hot Cooking:

– Myanmar Ethnic Cuisine – Chef Cho Cho Oo, Mandalay

– Pasta Main Course – Chef Tun Tun Nyein, Mandalay

– Myanmar Beef Challenge – Chef Kaung Myat Thu, Yangon

– Poultry Western Style – Chef Htay Man Oo, Ngapali Beach

– Seafood Challenge – Chef Kaung Myat Thu, Mandalay

– Vegetarian Cuisine – Chef Min Min Htun, Mandalay

We all have to say a big thank you to Chef Aung Naing Thu and team for this first time arrangement, the Dinner sponsored by Chef Myo Ko Ko for the Judge team and all other Hospitality. The main winner were all chefs which attended as learning from each other, transfer of knowledge and exchange networks was the true aim for such events,- looking further to destinations like Nay Pyi Taw, Inle, Bagan and Ngapali to have first such events to promote the local chefs and inspire all community to see – being a chef a great opportunity for the future in Myanmar as chef in a Hotel or in own business. Well done Aung Naing Thu, Kyaw Moe Khaing and Mandalay Chefs MCA team. Great efforts from all rest Myanmar Chefs to join and support young chefs make them winning as supporter like Ye Nanda, Kyaw Thura, Htin Kyaw Thura and Myo Win great jobs done. Thanks Horazze for a perfect and fair best standard judging at Pastry classes. See below results .

It is great when we see that a Chef of a rural area, as Ngapali Beach, – while trained and well guided as by the Hilton Hotel Myanmar, Chefs and Management – that such a chef can well become an all over winner of such event – Thank you to the Hilton Hotel Management very valuable for a sustainable community development in Myanmar.

Info on results & events at: angel@myanmar.co.mm

Oliver E Soe Thet

President Myanmar Chefs Association, – Nay Pyi Taw 9.7.2016

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Dress The Cake

   

TOTAL

RESULT

           

1

Kyaw Yin Oo

CACM 25

 

75

BRONZE MEDAL

2

Sann Lin Htun CACM 52

CACM

 

63

Diploma

3

Khun Hla Nay 56

CACM

 

74

BRONZE MEDAL

4

Aung Sit Twae CACM 53

CACM

 

61

Diploma

5

Nan Soe Hla Maw CACM 55

CACM

 

72

BRONZE MEDAL

6

         

7

Nyein Chan Aung 24

CACM

 

81

SILVER MEDAL

#

Bread Display

   

TOTAL

RESULT

           

1

Kyaw Yin Oo CACM 54

CACM

 

63

Diploma

2

Ye Myo Min

CACM

 

No Show

 

3

Kaung Khant Kyaw CACM57

CACM

 

60

Diploma

#

Western Plated Dessert

   

TOTAL

RESULT

           

1

Aung Thu Ko

CACM 14

 

62

Diploma

2

Khin Tawthar Moe

CACM 17

 

82

SILVER MEDAL

3

Kyaw Yin Oo

CACM 25

 

72

BRONZE MEDAL

4

Sann Lin Oo/Htun ?CACM 52

CACM

 

60

Diploma

5

Khun Hla Nay CACM 56

CACM

 

71

BRONZE MEDAL

6

Ye Myo Min

CACM Y42

 

No Show

 

7

Kaung Khant Kyaw 57

CACM Y45

 

60

Diploma

#

Fruit Carving

   

TOTAL

RESULT

           

1

Htin Lin Kaw Swe

CACM 10

 

82.5

SILVER MEDAL

2

Nyunt Win Tin

CACM 13

 

74

BRONZE MEDAL

3

Win Yu Naing

CACM 21

 

74.5

BRONZE MEDAL

4

Soe Nyi Nyi Kyaw

CACM 26

 

92

GOLD MEDAL

5

Min Min Htun

CACM 32

 

76

BRONZE MEDAL

6

Moe Zat

CACM 33

 

73

BRONZE MEDAL

7

Nyein Nyein Aye

CACM 35

 

94.2

GOLD MEDAL

8

Ko Sai Tun Zaw

CACM 42

 

75

BRONZE MEDAL

#

Ethnic Food Free Style

   

TOTAL

RESULT

           

1

Phyo Min Swe

CACM 04

 

73.4

BRONZE MEDAL

2

Mg Lin Oo

CACM 05

 

60

Diploma

3

Nyein Chan Ko

CACM 07

 

74

BRONZE MEDAL

4

Kyaw Kyaw Wai

CACM 08

 

71.4

BRONZE MEDAL

5

Min Zaw Htet

CACM 11

 

62

Diploma

6

Nyunt Win Tin

CACM 13

 

74.3

BRONZE MEDAL

7

Htike Htike Kyaw

CACM 15

 

80

SILVER MEDAL

8

Kyaw Kyaw Oo

CACM 16

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

9

Hla Myo Htet

CACM 19

 

90

GOLD MEDAL

10

Moe Win

CACM 20

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

11

Aung La

CACM 24

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

12

Yan Kyaw Tun

CACM 27

 

74.5

BRONZE MEDAL

13

Kyaw Kyaw Oo

CACM 28

 

70.2

BRONZE MEDAL

14

Nay San

CACM 31

 

80

SILVER MEDAL

15

Zaw Min

CACM 34

 

80

SILVER MEDAL

16

Cho Cho Oo

CACM 38

 

90

GOLD MEDAL

17

Ko Sai Tun Zaw

CACM 42

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

18

Saw Pla Mu Barsogay

CACM 50

 

No Show

 

19

Mg Khaing Win Ethnic Food

CACM 06

 

76.8

BRONZE MEDAL

#

Pasta Cooking

   

TOTAL

RESULT

           

1

Zin Ko Mo Htet

CACM 01

 

67.7

Diploma

2

Tun Tun Nyein

CACM 03

 

76

BRONZE MEDAL

3

Hla Myo Kaw

CACM 09

 

73.6

BRONZE MEDAL

4

Aung Pai Kyaw

CACM 12

 

65

Diploma

5

TheinTun Oo

CACM 29

 

67.2

Diploma

6

Lang Khwam

CACM 30

 

66.85

Diploma

7

Zaw Lin Tun

CACM 36

 

64.7

Diploma

8

Thurein Auung Naing Dwe

CACM 43

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

9

Aye Thida Win

CACM Pasta

44

71.5

BRONZE MEDAL

10

Ye Pyae Paing

CACM 45

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

11

Myo Min Soe

CACM 48

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

12

 

CACM 17

 

No show

 

13

Kyaw Thura NO Cooking

CACM Y46

 

Not cooked

 

#

Myanmar Beef

   

TOTAL

RESULT

           

1

Tun Tun Nyein

CACM 03

 

70.5

BRONZE MEDAL

2

Hla Myo Kyaw

CACM 09

 

71

BRONZE MEDAL

3

Aung Thu Ko

CACM 14

 

71.5

BRONZE MEDAL

4

Aung Zaw Lin

CACM 18

 

65.1

Diploma

5

Kaung Myat Thu

CACM 22

 

90

GOLD MEDAL

6

Kyaw Kyaw

CACM 23

 

80

SILVER MEDAL

7

Thein Tun Oo

CACM 29

 

73

BRONZE MEDAL

8

Nyein Nyein Aye

CACM 35

 

70.5

BRONZE MEDAL

9

Myo Khet Htay

CACM 39

 

66.85

Diploma

10

Zaw Myo Aung

CACM 40

 

80

SILVER MEDAL

11

Ye Pyae Paing

CACM 45

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

12

Aung Ko Latt

CACM 46

 

72.8

BRONZE MEDAL

#

Myanmar Poultry

   

TOTAL

RESULT

           

1

Zin Ko Ko Htet

CACM 01

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

2

Tun TunNyein

CACM 03

 

73.4

BRONZE MEDAL

3

Mg Lin Oo

CACM 05

 

73.8

BRONZE MEDAL

4

Mg Khaing Win Ethnic Food

CACM 06

 

chang class

 

5

Aung Thu Ko

CACM 14

 

80

SILVER MEDAL

6

Kyaw Kyaw

CACM

Poultry

23

80.2

SILVER MEDAL

7

Lang Khwan

CACM 30

 

80

SILVER MEDAL

8

Min Min Htun

CACM 32

   

Min Min Tun

9

Htay Man Oo

CACM 41

 

90.75

GOLD MEDAL

10

Ko Sai Tun Zaw

CACM 42

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

11

Aung Ko Latt

CACM 46

 

60

Diploma

12

Phyone Myat

CACM 47

 

83.5

SILVER MEDAL

13

Aung Ko Lin

CACM 51

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

#

Seafood Challenge

   

TOTAL

RESULT

           

1

Maung Htoon Htoon Lin

CACM 02

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

2

Maung Kyaw Kyaw Oo

CACM 16

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

3

Kaung Kyat Thu

CACM 22

 

84.1

SILVER MEDAL

4

Thein Tun Oo

CACM 29

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

5

Zaw Lin Tun

CACM 36

 

67.3

Diploma

6

Zaw Myo Aung

CACM 40

 

73.5

BRONZE MEDAL

7

Htay Man Oo

CACM 41

 

80.3

SILVER MEDAL

8

Thurein Auung Naing Dwe

CACM 43

 

72

BRONZE MEDAL

9

Aye Thida Win

CACM 44

 

81

SILVER MEDAL

10

Phyone Myat

CACM 47

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

11

Myo Min Soe

CACM 48

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

12

Myo Swe

CACM 49

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

13

Kyaw Thura

CACM Y46

 

No Cooked

 

 

Vegetarian Class 10

 

#

Vegetarian Class 10

RESULT

           

1

Zin Ko Thet

CACM 01

 

No show

 

2

Mg Khaing Win

CACM 06

 

No show

 

3

Nyein Chan Ko

CACM 07

 

73.5

BRONZE MEDAL

4

Hla Myo Kyaw

CACM 09

 

74.5

BRONZE MEDAL

5

Aung Pai Kyaw

CACM 12

 

68.1

Diploma

6

Aung Zaw Lin

CACM 18

 

66.8

Diploma

7

Win Yu Naing

CACM 21

 

80

SILVER MEDAL

8

Min Min Htun

CACM 32

 

81.2

SILVER MEDAL

9

Moe Zat

CACM 33

 

67

Diploma

10

Zaw Min

CACM 34

 

64

Diploma

11

Zaw Lin Tun

CACM 36

 

67

Diploma

12

Maung Aung Thiha

CACM 37

 

71.8

BRONZE MEDAL

13

Aung Ko Lin

CACM 51

 

70

BRONZE MEDAL

With best regards, judging is final so there might be the one or other spelling mistakes as well issues overseen, pls contact always & only angel@myanmar.com.mm ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Latest Pictures from our Chefs members ….in North Rakhine Flood Aid Roads washed away in North Rakhine – Oliver Flood Aid MCA

Flood Aid not easy in North Rakhine as many roads and bridges are washed away , sank water amounts still endanger aid delivery …..

 

Myanmar Chefs Association – World Chefs Without Borders Myanmar, plans an Air Cargo for Rakhine Aid goods in this coming week from Germany which carries mainly Water Purification Tablets for over 20 million Ltr Drinking Water,- already planned with ground officials in Rakhine Sittwe also for the Free Custom free tax import and direct transfer to Sittwe and Flood sites needed. Using also 2 x 5000 Ltr foldable Water Tanks from UNICEF to MCA – WCWB.

We have at present only funds for  20 million Ltr – so could get 32 million Ltr \ purification tablets when we could get more funds come in.

Also other useful items for direct flood effected families can be shipped with the same load possible mid to end of next week , as soon as possible. Air Cargo is sponsored for MCA – World Chefs Without Borders….  Any more sponsors of useful aid goods pls contact direkt to angel@myanmar.com.mm or call 00 95 9 513 8411 / – 1 501123 Mrs Kay Khaing …

Collection of household Goods in Myanmar is running on high speed through MCA – WCWB in Myanmar , Chefs of Myanmar . The Shan State Chefs donated 200.000 Kyat for the flood victims in Rakhine by Chef Mya Win during the farewell Dinner of Mandalay Culinary Competition on 5.7.2016 to MCA chairman Oliver E Soe Thet.    

Thanks to all supporter pls act quick for this Flood Aid as the same people lost all last year already and were building up new lives , yours

Oliver E Soe Thet

President MCA

Global Board Member, World Chefs Without Borders

Rakhine State 10.7.2016

Six bodies found after Rakhine flooding as more rain forecast

Several Rakhine Tha Day River villages totally washed away on 11.6.2016 , aid trickles in , housing is the most needed , next to rice, clothing, Light, Solar Light , Oil , Beans , the WFP s Food Basket…., water sanitation and systems much needed .. this is only the start of Monsoon a school building and than build up from scratch , maybe new location ….many more villages are effected at Schweli River , as Pauktaw ( now over 50 houses lost again ) which were burnt down in 10.2013 due to sectarian violence now lost all again by the flood not even three years later …

MCA Myanmar Chefs and Ngapali Boat people with restaurant owners went in after a quick assessment on 14.6. and came back yesterday 15.6.to Payit Village which is at KM 45 Thandwe – Taungk rd, a 2 hours drive from Thandwe up the river to the Hydropower construction , than another 1,5 to 2 drive with smallest boats up the very heavy running river with many rapids , a dangerous task and live jackets are heavy suggested.

We could bring as a first to Payit , lost 121 of 124 houses and Ye Gaut village lost 45 houses ( plus the 8 to 10 villages at main road ):

150 bot cooking Oil

150 viss ( 250 kg )  salt

150 viss ( 200 kg ) dry Beans

  6 viss ( 10 kg ) Chili powder

500 pack green tea

150 pack candle

150 no special soap with medical component against water deses

150 plates

200 spoon

300 x 6 feet canvas

150 Cooking Pots 

10 bag Charcoal

10 Hammer

10 Saw

2 bis wood saw

15 x Binding robe

Thanks to Ko Zaw and Chefs , the two Ngpali boat m men, Costa Rica Chef Gunter, Pun Su Aung and Maung Kyi for all two days support, for the first activity collecting clothes and house hold goods , also stationary for school, toilet material , etc etc we will be back in 1 to 2 weeks and be in contact with a very good and systematic working Village leader U Tan Htay ….

Thanks to the Thandwe Market shop owners which were direct happy to discount all items for the flood victims …..as national spirit.

As we all know the hardest time for such flood victims will be after 6 to 10 weeks when the general public turned their eyes away from the problems … MCA like to look over this period ..call MCA  01 501123 Ma Kay Kyaing , 09 513 8411 or e mail

Many greetings until soon

Oliver E Soe Thet

President MCA – Rakhine Myanmar Chefs Association

Ngapali Payit Village 15.6.2016

Rakhine flood victims in urgent need of help

Disaster Thandwe District – Taunguk Rd Heavy Flooding of Villages – Saturday 11.6.2016

Less than three years the Disaster Numbers from South Rakhine are the same in numbers. 121 houses are gone in one village alone – out of the 125 they had…

Similar story on 3.10.2013 when forced wanted Thandwe burning but outsourced the event a bit to the nearby Villages along and near Taunguk Rd. 121 houses burnt down that time ,—today not even three years later the same houses and much more are destroyed again.

By and through the effects of heavy logging of the here low Rakhine Yoma in Thandwe district the so said   reason is a Hydropower Dam – in construction nearly 20 years,- three countries next to the global super powers India and China were already involved in the project many time mentioned as finally dead.

On Saturday 11.6.2016 a spring flood triggered by a heavy land slide after many days heavy rain in Thandwe District ( but not only there at the Thtay Thaung Hydropower Project area all of Thandwe ),- and the land slide not only created a giant wave which ran down the River into the Shwe Li River, it narrowed also the existing river and put much more pressure on the already heavy water masses…

As media reported the people killed due to a strong wave which came into the rice fields they were walking through just deep water before…,—whole Thandwe believed  that the  Hydropower Dam at the Thaday River near Thaunguk Rd bursted and broke , that way killed already several people.

So it looks today at site more that a big land slide , due to de forestation over the past years triggered this giant wave into the Tha Day River which was heavy loaded already after many days heavy rain in all Thandwe District. the Big wave and than pressure from the river which was forced through a much smaller river bed were the killer and are clear connected with the dam and the de forestation there..

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Today 14.6.2016 Mini help trickled in the first village effected was Pauktaw on the main road Thandwe to Taunguk  was ironically hit again not even within 3 years , that time part of sectarian violence 121 families lost their houses.

Today it looked to me as I watch the same movie twice the second time…. as we could with MCA and foreign Tourists together with the Thandwe Government arrange many donations specially food basket and solar light , clothing etc .

The same houses were gone again this time from the floods triggered by de forestation and usual Rakhine Monsoon rains.

Fueled these days that every tom dick and harry cut roads and holes into old grown mountains which makes Rakhine here look as a Moon Landscape or similar to ugly Pakhant …

The people still remembered us …all live now in the only school , many also lost land which was washed away…. All evidence of a short term development strategy and enforcement by the past Government….

To the near to ocean villages we could not make it due to the bad road quality – so they might be well of the next days as the Gen Myint Aung Hlaing s wife is from here, which might have explained that 55 regiment soldiers from Ngapali cleaned and cleared the village just when you need to turn left to reach her home village… anyhow a great job not without taking all the debris  with them two trucks full of best firewood long stored in the calm river….

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There was as we asked every village no respond from Thandwe Government , very different from 2013 when there was a super rush and in no time 15 lag were paid to each which lost a house regardless of religion or race and than you do your self which worked at best.

We that time provided the WFP usual Food Basket , oil, salt, bean, rice , cloth and solar lamps …

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Today is day 5 of the disaster, which was also blacked out by the Global New Light of Myanmar English version while the Myanmar version carried the news ??? not to understand not let people know where possible to help…….

Day 5 of the Disaster and no villager in different villages had got jet anything or any news from the Thandwe Government ( under the Home Ministry – Army of admin department ) / Thandwe clearly waits for instructions … ????

We know globally that floods can make and also can brake Prime Ministers and Presidents as than German PM Schroeder already loosing the elections , the flood in east Germany and he in Rubber Boots just in the middle made him the loved by all King , election won again……………. where is the Government face here ???

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So it is the civil societies and here not well organized as one village got the third time half a bag  of rice in two days means , rice for 1,5 month / family and all other s did not get at all…

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Today was at least at day time the first dry day no rain  so all Ngapali Beach Villages came and Touristed to the Disaster sites or near by as the hard core areas are to much for the usual quick look only , it takes two hours by car and 1,5 in a mini mini boat up the Thaday River which is wild at present and without Live Jacket no one should push the news “ aid worker drown while helping others “ as we hear each year.. All villages were there to help and try to see something generous Myanmar, Linthar, Myabin, Keytaw all villages…

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Two main effected villages are hit hard — Pa Yit Village from 125 houses 121 are washed away with every thing so all is needed – Ye Gaut village the clever as we heard today , tend to miss inform the donor and try to get more that should be stopped quick.

from 200 houses here 45 to 50 are gone .. which is more upper Thaday River ./

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Despite two minister s had today a meeting at near Shwe Li Bridge Monastery there was and grand packed a Red Cross station with first aid big boxes for people , plastic container and PH 7 water seen at the place where you change car to smallest boats ….  

it will sure come and all is in the making Rakhine logistics are not easy the NLD will learn quick on this, The next days are expected that many things will arrive to the main villages and than staff and work force will come and clear villages , Payit and Ye Gaut village will be flooded for some time with many things for some weeks and than they are alone again alone with the effects of de forestation by a Hydropower project at present still run or partly done by Chinese Company and hire give jobs to 1000 people of the region ,—so the side effects hurting already much more than the benefits which U Thein Sein in 2009 as Prime Minister mentioned and in 2013  he apologized for not having reached anything maybe when the flood is gone people start to plant trees again at the Rakhine Yoma to ensure that in future less mountains slide into rivers and trigger disasters which are not needed by no one …..

We will get to Thandwe Market in the morning and try to clear the wish list of Payit village of Salt, Oil, Beans , Soap, Pots and plates to eat and than will try to reach the village by noon…..

For the next step MCA Young Myanmar Chefs already hit the drum all over Myanmar to support these villagers with Clothing , kitchen and house hold goods , students exercise books and solar lamps from MCA Myanmar Chefs  Association and Tourists to Myanmar which support these initiatives , Community based Tourism ..

Cloth and house hold Goods can be send to MCA Office ,   01 501123 // Ma Kay Khaing // 09 513 8411 Ma Khet Khet

With best Regards yours from site

Oliver E Soe Thet

MCA Rakhine 14.6.2016

Interview with the President of the MCA

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