CP Foods and partners deliver food and essential goods to Myanmar migrant workers
published : 13 Jan 2021 at 17:20
Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CP Foods), in collaboration with True Corporation and Osotspa, have received praise this week from Myanmar’s Ambassador to Thailand for the provision of food supplies, and other necessities, to 1,200 families of Myanmar migrant workers under quarantine in Samut Sakhon province.
The supplies, distributed through the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok, come as part of the company’s “CPF Food from the Heart Against COVID-19” project, and included hearty, high quality products such as 36,000 fresh eggs, 1,200 bags of “Royal Umbrella” rice, 1,200 bottles of vegetable oil, 3,600 cups of CP Veg It Up soup and 14,400 bottles of drinking water.
Commenting on the delivery, H.E. U Myo Myint Than, Ambassador of Myanmar to Thailand, said he would like to thank Thailand, and both the public and private sectors, for all the support and goodwill to help Myanmar migrant workers and their families, who are affected by the virus outbreak. He added how grateful this has made the people of Myanmar. The embassy will promptly distribute all COVID relief products to Myanmar families living in Samut Sakhon area.
Mr. Prasit Boondoungprasert, Chief Executive Officer at CP Foods, said the company is well aware of the hardships that Thai and migrant people are facing. Therefore, the company and its partners have stepped up and offered a helping hand to people in need, including the Myanmar migrant group, through “CPF Food from the Heart Against COVID-19” project, which has been on-going since early 2020.
The CP Foods CEO added that Myanmar workers have suffered greatly under the new wave of the pandemic and are currently struggling and in need of essential goods.
Since March 2020, “CPF Food from the Heart against COVID-19” has delivered foods to 200 public hospitals nationwide and further delivered foods to 20,000 families of doctors and nurses. Also, the company supports five hospitals in remote areas of Tak Province to prevent outbreaks at the Thai-Myanmar border.
Discussing their role in the scheme, Mr. Suphakit Vuntanadit, Group Chief Commercial Officer of True Corporation, said that the company provided 2,000 SIM cards to migrant workers, with unlimited internet for 30 days, as well as 2,000 fabric face masks. The internet SIM card will allow users to access online entertainment and keep them in touch with their families and friends, helping them to stay relaxed during quarantine.
Beverage manufacturer Osotspa, presented 10,000 bottles of its two flagship energy drinks (5,000 bottles of M150 and 5,000 more of Lipo). In addition, the company gave 3,600 bottles of C-Vitt, a healthy Vitamin C drink to strengthen the immune system to help prevent further infection of COVID-19.
Osotspa’s Chief International Business Officer, Mr. Sze Tian Poh, said that the company has worked with CP Foods on the project since last year as part of Osotspa’ long standing commitment to social responsibility. Having a business in Myanmar, makes it a great pleasure to support Myanmar people in Thailand.