- May 12, 2020
- Business Update
JD.ID Receives Wide Media Attention for Virus-Fighting Effort
by Martin Li
JD.ID‘s latest virus-fighting effort by helping Indonesia procure large quantity of medical equipment in China has led to 37 media outlets to report .
Local mainstream media including Jakarta Post, kurio.id, swa.co.id and Antaranews.com published articles or photos about the initiative.
Photo report by Jakarta Post
JD.ID, E-commerce joint venture of JD.com, helped the Indonesian initiative Relawan Anak Bangsa (RAB) (Nation’s Children Volunteers in English) procure around US$2.7 million worth of medical supplies via the parent company in China in April.
The initiative is composed of 24 large-scale companies in the country. 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.
“We are glad to take advantage of JD’s strong supply chain capability in China to procure this large quantity of medical supplies for Indonesia’s state enterprises within a short period of time,” said Zhang Li, CEO of JD.ID.
Handover ceremony at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on April 30th
JD.ID handed over the medial supplies to the Ministry of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on April 30th. The supplies were received by Erick Thohir (R), Minister of the SOEs
Zhang added that, during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, e-commerce companies can play an active role in ensuring supply of daily necessities to people, who are confined to their homes.
“Plus, we are actively helping offline retail businesses, which are suffering from the lockdown, weather the crisis by providing them digitalized solutions,” said Zhang.