- May 06, 2020
- Business Update
JD.ID Completes Handover of Medical Supplies to Support COVID-19 Initiative in Indonesia
by Martin Li
JD.ID, the e-commerce joint venture of JD.com in Indonesia, has completed the handover of medical equipment it helped procure via JD.com in China to the Ministry of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs).
The medical equipment arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on April 30th. The parcels consisted of 121,050 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE), 200 ventilator machines, and more than 1.2 million other medical products including masks, disposable gloves, thermometers, goggles, test kits, and medicines.
Representatives of JD.ID hand over the medical supplies to Erick Thohir (R), Minister of the SOEs, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on April 30th.
Erick Thohir, Minister of the SOEs, received the equipment from representatives of JD.ID at the airport, with the company’s CFO Sandy Permadi and head of corporate business development and B2B solutions Andrew You.
The medical supplies are worth more than 41 billion rupiahs （US$2.7 million） and were procured by the Indonesian initiative Relawan Anak Bangsa (RAB) (Nation’s Children Volunteers in English) and are composed of 24 large-scale company members in the country.
Among the company members are Wahana Artha Group, PT Adaro Energy Tbk, MSJ, Harum Energy, PT Cikarang Listrindo Tbk, Northstar, BFI Finance, Triputra Group, Persada Capital Investama, PT Panca Amara Utama, PT Surya Esa Perkasa Tbk, Rock Pool, CBS Holdings, PT Impack Pratama Industri Tbk, Altira, KFC, XXI, Rajawali Corp, KPN Corp, Barito Pacific, PT Anugerah Bara Kaltim, Hutchison Port, and Kino Group.
RAB will donate the medical supplies to a state-owned humanitarian foundation, Yayasan BUMN Hadir Untuk Negeri, which will distribute them to those in need.
“Our greatest hope is that, through support from the RAB movement, in collaboration with JD.com, there will be more parties who offer to help medical workers and health volunteers, who are the frontline guards, ” said Zhang Li, CEO of JD.ID.
In addition to helping procure the medical supplies for the RAB, JD.ID also provides an online donation platform for people who want to be directly involved through the JD Cares #IndonesiaFightsCorona program (JD Peduli #IndonesiaLawanCorona).
The program is a collaboration with Kitabisa.com, which aims to help medical staff and volunteers who need PPE as well as the disadvantaged, homeless, and informal workers who need masks, antiseptic fluids, and other medical equipment.