The application process for those interested in registering for the E-commerce National Delivery Solutions (ENDS) pilot project will begin on Thursday.
The initiative, which was announced by Prime Minister Andrew Holness during a media briefing on Sunday, is aimed at enabling business operators in Portmore to continue to deliver services to their customers as the country prepares for an islandwide lockdown over the next three weekends.
The project is being done in collaboration with the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, which has absorbed the cost for the development of the electronic portal.
The applications will be reviewed by the Social Development Commission, the Portmore Municipal Council, the Transport Authority, and Jamaica Constabulary Force to ensure the businesses are compliant.
“The public will be able to access both delivery and order their goods and services, whether it is food, whether it is pharmaceuticals, whether it is supermarketing through this portal and ensure that they are able to get it delivered,” said Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of National Security, Mathew Samuda, during this morning’s post-Cabinet press briefing.