NWS Volunteer Alliance honoured Gold Award for volunteer service
for the fourth consecutive year


(6 June 2005, Hong Kong) Subsequent to the Caring Company Logo 2004/05 awarded by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service in February, NWS Holdings Limited’s (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”; 0659.HK) corporate volunteer team, NWS Volunteer Alliance, has been presented with Gold Award for Volunteer Service by the Social Welfare Department for the fourth consecutive year. (Photo 1) Four volunteers also won Silver Award for Volunteer Service while 11 received Bronze Award.

Launched in November 2001, NWS Volunteer Alliance currently has more than 850 members who have devoted over 13,000 hours in community service, in which 4,300 hours were contributed in 2004. The prestigious volunteer award recognized the team’s continuing efforts in social and community commitments.

Apart from Gold Award for Volunteer Alliance, 15 volunteers from NWS Holdings and its subsidiaries including Urban Property Management Limited, Hip Hing Construction Company Limited, New World First Bus Services Limited, New World First Ferry Services Limited and Wai Hong Cleaning & Pest Control Company Limited were also awarded.

Ms Maria Cheung, Senior Manager - Corporate Communication of NWS Holdings and also one of the awardees, said, “As a responsible corporate citizen, NWS Holdings incorporates its diverse businesses and resources into community service to support the people in need. Last Saturday, more than 50 volunteers of NWS Volunteer Alliance participated in the elderly visit organized by Hong Kong YWCA Ming Yue District Elderly Community Centre. We delivered rice dumplings and fruits to the solitary elderly in Sai Wan Ho and Quarry Bay districts to welcome the Dragon Boat Festival.” (Photo 2)

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This press release is also available at the website of NWS Holdings ( www.nws.com.hk).

NWS Holdings Limited

NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings”, Hong Kong stock code: 0659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 0017), embraces a diversified range of businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau. Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Energy, Water and Ports projects. Its Service & Rental division comprises Facilities Rental (the management of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and ATL Logistics Centre), Contracting (Hip Hing Construction Group and NWS Engineering Group), Transport (New World First Bus, Citybus and New World First Ferry), etc.

NWS Volunteer Alliance

Launched in November 2001, NWS Volunteer Alliance is dedicated to community service based on the vision "We serve our society with what we know, what we have and what our heart has told us". With more than 850 members comprising staff and their associates, NWS Volunteer Alliance has devoted over 13,000 hours in community service up to now. Its community services include: bus tours for chronic pediatric patients, psychiatric patients and drug rehabilitating youths, teaching English for new arrivals and visits to the elderly and low-income families. It has been granted the Gold Award for Volunteer Service for four consecutive years and Top 10 High Service Hour Award (Private Organization) in 2002 by the Social Welfare Department.

For further information, please contact:

NWS Holdings Limited
Ms Maria Cheung
Senior Manager – Corporate Communication
Tel: (852) 2131 6251
Pager: (852) 7302 3499
E-mail: mariacheung@nws.com.hk