Arakan

The land that is known as Arakan by the foreigners is called Rakhaing-pray by its own people, Rakhaing-thar (Arakanese) who were titled this name in honour of preservation on their national heritage and ethics or morality.

Private sector's supports

Posted by Arakan Indobhasa Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Private sector's supports

This compilation shows the latest efforts by private companies in addressing flood impacts. Contact achara_d@nationgroup.com.

Beverages for flood victims
Aje Group is boosting capacity of its beverage plants, to cope with rising demand in Thailand.

Hernan Cordova, managing director of Aje Thai Co Ltd - its local unit, said that so far the company has donated beverages worth over Bt2.1 million to flood victims, aside from "Ceilo" drinking water worth over Bt10 million which is distributed through 7 relief centres.

"We hereby extend condolences to Thais in light of the historical floods and goods shortages. In this unfortunate event, Thais help each others and this should be shown to the world. In recognition of Thai hospitality, Aje Thai is giving our beverages to ease the suffering.

Hopefully, the situation will wind up and return to normal soon," Cordova said.


Goods Fair

Bangkok Bank, in partnership with more than 30 manufacturing customers and business alliances, is hosting an 'Emergency Shopping Fair' to sell essential consumer goods at factory prices. Taking place at its headoffice on Silom Road on Nov 11 from 8am to 5pm, the fair features bottled drinking water, soy milk, eggs, salted eggs, chilli paste, canned sardines in tomato sauce, rice, instant noodles, processed and frozen foods, sausages, snacks, cooking oil, kitchenware, plastic buckets, waterproof pants, life vests, sleeping bags, sandals, medical supplies, garbage bags, calcium dioxide, alum, torches and lighters. House renovation advisors will also be on hand at the fair.

Similar events are planned at Bangkok Bank branches to provide convenience and relief to customers and people having difficulty buying essential consumer products during the floods.


Free car auctions

Union Auction Co Ltd will host second-hand car auctions during Nov 15-Dec 31 specially for flood victims. Upon registration for the participation, the car owners will get Bt7,000 from the company and the owners will be waived from operating cost. They will also get a full sum reaped from the auction.

Ekpithaya Iamkhong-ek, president of the company, said that the CSR campaign is open for all types of cars, including those with financial obligations.

"This is part of our CSR campaigns, to help the affected. Normally, we charge both buyers and sellers for the operating cost, but we’ll give the sellers all the operating cost of Bt7,000 collected from buyers," he said.

He added that all parties should lend a hand when the country suffers from a natural disaster which affects a large number of people. The interested can contact Union Auction at Tel             0-2934-7344       or get more information from www.union-auction.com.

Early bonus payment at Tesco Lotus

Tesco Lotus is paying bonus this month to staff members in level 1 and 2, who represent nearly 95 per cent of its work force. The payment is normally made in December.

HR Director Siriphan Thongtheppairot said that during the flooding crisis, the staff have shown real commitment and dedication to serving customers and getting essential products to them. "I’m delighted that we are able to make this early payment as a way of saying thank you to them for their continued hard work. We hope that this early payment will also go some way to ensuring that these staff members have a speedy improvement and recovery to their personal situation."

A number of Tesco Lotus have also been personally impacted by the flooding. The company has so far provided nearly Bt28 million wroth of financial aid, 7,000 relief bags, as well as food, temporary accommodation and transportation where needed, worth nearly Bt6.5 million.

Latest help from TMB

TMB Bank provided 15,000 food boxes and clothes to soldiers worth about Bt1.5 million, on top of Bt500,000 cash. To assisted affected soldiers, the bank will also waive principal and interest repayments for three months.

Fujitsu offers free server rental

Fujitsu System Business (Thailand) Ltd will waive rental server fees on flood-affected customers for two months from October, to help customers who are rebuilding business after the floods.

Masaki Kajiyama, president of the Thai unit, said that the program is a collaboration between Fujitsu Business System (Thailand) and Fujitsu Technology Solutions.


UMS in Ayutthaya

Unique Mining Services Plc’s volunteer staff recently visited the flood-damaged community in Tamboon Klong-sa-gae, Ayutthaya province, to donate relief bags to the flood victims. These bags included dried foods, rice, drinking water and other essential items.

UMS is committed to being helpful to community and encouraging all of their employees to participate in social and community activities.

Free SIM to soldiers

Total Access Communication (Dtac) recently handed 500 pre-paid SIM cards worth Bt250,000 to soldiers, who are assisting the rescue and relief efforts in the Greater Bangkok.

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