NWS Holdings website garners Excellence Award in Web Care Award


(31 October 2006, Hong Kong) NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”; Hong Kong stock code:0659) website (www.nwsh.com.hk) has achieved the Excellence Award at the Web Care Award 2006. This is the third consecutive year the Group honored in the Web Care Award.

This year, Web Care Award put forth new awards, namely the Excellence Award, in which only 18 out of some 200 awarded websites passed the requirement tests and awarded the Excellence Award. Mr C F Kwan, General Manager ─ Corporate Communication of NWS Holdings, said, “The award recognizes the Group’s effort in corporate social responsibility. As a responsible company, our website design emphasizes accessibility by everyone, including the under-privileged group. The Group will continue to raise the standard of the website design, function and content, to keep the users informed the Group’s latest information and update through it.”

The Group recognizes the website as an important means to maintain corporate transparency and disseminates important information including press releases, announcements and other updates in a timely manner via the website. Revamped in mid-2005, the website provides more useful information of the Group with a clear and simple layout. The English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese text version websites were launched in early 2006, with the aims to provide the communities of visually impaired and the needy a barrier-free website.

Initiated by the Internet Professional Association, the Web Care Award is established to encourage both public and private sections in building no-barrier web sites. It provides the under-privileged with equal opportunities in sharing the benefits brought about by the development of Internet in Hong Kong. The corporate website of Urban Property Management Limited garnered the Gold Award in the Web Care Award. The website of CiF Solutions Limited and 55 property website under the i-UrbanTM Portal also obtained Silver Awards.

Currently, in Mainland China the annual rail containerized cargo volume is about 3 million TEUs, which accounts for approximately 3% of the total rail freight, far below to that of 30% in the U.S. The Ministry of Railways expects the rail containerized cargo volume would increase to 10 million TEUs in 2010, which would account for 6% of the total rail freight. It is expected growth will further increase upon the completion of the 18 rail container terminals. In Mainland China, a single-deck container block train could carry approximately 100 TEUs. Double-deck block trains have already been adopted in the Beijing-Shanghai service, which could carry approximately 150 TEUs. The use of double-deck block trains will be expanded to other networks during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan period.

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This press release is also available on the Group’s website ( 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.

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