JD.com, otherwise known as Jingdong Mall has announced another technological breakthrough in Indonesia. It has completed Indonesia’s first drone flight approved by the government for delivery services in Southeast Asia. This marks the beginning of e-commerce revolution in Southern Asia region and Indonesia with commercial drone use subject to possible forthcoming regulatory approvals. Representatives from the Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transportation and Air Navigation of Indonesia were present to witness the flight. The news were announced in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
The test flight was conducted on January 8, 2019 in West Java. The flight involved the drone flying from Jagabita Village, through Parung Panjang to MIS Nurul Falah Leles Elementary School. The drone delivered books and backpacks to students in the elementary school. The items delivered were part of the items Jingdong donated to the school. Jingdong Mall has demonstrated its commitment to social responsibility and philanthropy for a long time. Sometimes, it leverages on its diverse technology as well as nationwide logistics to support victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes.
JD.com partnered with JV to bring high quality e-commerce to Indonesia. JV is an e-commerce company that launched e-commerce operations in 2016 and grown to serve over 20 million customers across the nation. It leverages an extensive logistic network which includes 10 warehouses in seven islands, cutting across 483 cities as well as 6500 counties. The implementation of regular use of drones for deliveries in Indonesia will help both JD.com and JD.ID to provide efficient as well as reliable services to the citizens. JD.ID has also committed to support humanitarian efforts in the wake of major disasters such as earthquakes.
According to JD’s Chief Strategy Officer, Jon Liao, they felt privileged to contribute to the historical moment in Indonesia. The company recognizes the impact of drone deliveries because it has implemented the delivery system in China. Technology can have a big positive impact on people’s lives and JD.com expressed its commitment to work with the Indonesia government as well as WEF closely to harness the power of the technology. Find Related Information Here.
JD.com is WEF’s strategic partner as well as WEF’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s partner. WEF and JD have combined efforts to make sure drones succeeds in taking e-commerce to the next level in Indonesia.
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