Hopewell Highway Infrastructure is looking for partners to compete for the 15 billion yuan Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai bridge project expected to be up for tender soon. The toll-road unit of property developer Hopewell Holdings had been in talks with some interested parties, including state-owned entities and Hong Kong firms over a possible alliance, Hopewell Highway managing director Thomas Jefferson Wu said. Sources said the likely candidates were Hopewell Highway's state-owned partner in its Guangdong toll-road projects, Guangdong Provincial Highway Construction, and developers Sun Hung Kai Properties and Shun Tak Holdings. 'We want to play a leading role,' Mr Wu said after unveiling Hopewell Highway's 22.6 per cent growth in net profit to $900.91 million for the year to June and Hopewell Holdings' 14.3 per cent increase in net profit to $1.66 billion. Hopewell Highway's net profit for the year was driven by a 21 per cent jump in traffic volume and an 18 per cent rise in toll revenue at its flagship Guangzhou-Shenzhen superhighway.