The health and the safety of small, micro, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), courier partners, logistics workers and consumers in the eCommerce ecosystem is key to Indonesia's economic recovery as they are the emerging Digital Economy Heroes. Last month, Lazada Indonesia partnered with Good Doctor Indonesia to roll out a free vaccination programme for frontliners and the local communities. The initiative was supported by the Indonesian government, and the vaccination exercise was conducted in a few cities in July and August.
One of the main centres of the vaccination programme was Lazada's main warehouse in Cimanggis, Depok, West Java, which is the largest and the most modern eCommerce logistics facility in Indonesia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia with a total area of 70,000 sqm. The first dose was administered in July and the second in August over two phases. In each phase, Lazada successfully vaccinated more than 12,200 people, and most of them are Digital Economy Hero frontliners.
During the first vaccination phase in July, the Minister of Cooperatives and SMEs, Teten Masduki; and the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga S. Uno, both visited the vaccination centre. The Minister of Health, Budi G. Sadikin, visited the vaccination centre in the second vaccination phase.
“We appreciate such initiatives from businesses such as Lazada that can help the government in accelerating vaccination programme for all Indonesians,” Budi said during his visit. “We certainly hope that the we will soon be protected and can carry out activities as normal. This can only happen if all Indonesians are vaccinated.”
The three ministers also took the opportunity to visit our warehouse. All were impressed with the the advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities.
Working closely with the Indonesian government and other partners in the fight against COVID-19, we can overcome the pandemic and continue to accelerate progress in the country through commerce and technology.