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2005

Beijing-Zhuhai Expressway (Guangzhou-Zhuhai Northern Section) commences operation. Its maximum capacity can be as high as 120,000 vehicles per day.
Cheng Yu Tung Foundation donates HK$30 million to The Chinese University of Hong Kong for its academic and research development, and to promote academic exchanges.
NWS Holdings wins the first runner-up for Private Sector Department of the Year in the prestigious Asia Pacific PR Awards 2005.
New World China Land ("NWCL") is ranked first in 2005 Top 10 China's Real Estate Company Brand Value event in Beijing by China Real Estate Top 10 Research Team. NWCL is the only Hong Kong developer among the local awardees.
NWD is presented with Community Chest Award of Distinction in recognition of our contributions for their 2004/2005 campaign year.
NWD wins awards in the International ARC Awards 2005, with NWCL being awarded for three consecutive years. NWCL's FY2004 Annual Report wins the Honours Award in Overall Annual Report: Construction/ Engineering category; while NWTMT's FY2004 Annual Report, together with New World TMT Review win the Silver Award in Overall Annual Report : Printing & Publishing category.
NWS Holdings signs a letter of intent with China Railway Container Transport Corp. Ltd., established in Mainland China by the Ministry of Railways, and other independent third parties to set up a 50-year joint venture to develop, operate and manage 18 large-scale pivotal rail container terminals in 18 major cities of Mainland China.
Shanghai Hong Kong New World Tower and Wuhan New World Trade Centre are awarded the 2004 China Top 10 New Landmark Building.
HKCEC's plan to expand its atrium link by adding 19,400 sq m or 30% of exhibition space is approved by the Town Planning Board.
Dr Henry Cheng, Chairman of NWS Holding, is presented with the Legion d'Honneur by Mr Francois Loos, Minister Delegate for Industry of France. The honour, which is France's highest decoration, recognises Dr Cheng's contribution to Sino-French economic development through active investments by Sino-French Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited ("Sino-French Holdings") in public utilities across Mainland China and Macau.
NWD is re-incorporated as a constituent stock of the benchmark Hang Seng Index.
Customer base of New World Mobility exceeds 1,350,000.
NWD and Shanghai Industrial jointly invest US$ 3 million into Shinhint Acoustic Link Holdings Ltd., a Hong Kong-based integrated manufacturing services provider for ODM/OEM production of electro-acoustic consumer products.
New World Mobility is awarded the Reader's Digest SuperBrand 2005 - Gold Award.
Wuhan New World International Trade Centre is opened.
Following its disposal of interests in Container Terminal No. 3 and No. 8 West, NWS Holdings streamlines its previous Service, Infrastructure and Ports businesses into two divisions: Infrastructure and Service & Rental. The Infrastructure division consists of Energy, Roads, Water and Ports segments while the Service & Rental division comprises Facilities Rental, Contracting and Transport, etc.
NWD and Prax Capital jointly invest US$ 12 million into Zhejiang Tianneng Battery Co. Ltd., the largest producer of electric bicycles batteries in China.
NWD and its 20 group companies are awarded the Caring Company Logo, recognising our outstanding performance in corporate social responsibility.
NWCL enters into an agreement with Beijing Bank to purchase the remaining of the majority equity interest in a Dalian mixed use project. As a result, NWCL becomes the sole owner and developer of a mixed use project still in development, and the majority owner of Dalian New World Hotel. The project is located in the thriving centre of Renmin Road, Zhongshan district.
New World Group and its employees donate over HK$4.2 million to support relief operations in Tsunami-hit South Asian Countries.
New World Mobility receives the Hong Kong Merchants of Integrity Award (2004 - 2005) organised by Guangzhou Daily, with the highest votes in the Telecommunications & Equipments category.
New World Telecom joins forces with Global Crossing to deliver the worldwide MPLS IP VPN and IPLC services to multinational enterprises.
NWCL is awarded both the 2004 Top 10 Developers in Advancing China Urbanization and 2004 Top 10 Developers in Advancing the Land Market by the academic body China Land Science Society under the Ministry of Land and Resources, and the national press China Real Estate Business.