АО «Международный центр приграничного сотрудничества «Хоргос»

The Khorgos International Centre of Boundary Cooperation JSC is a public company established under the Agreements between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Government of the People's Republic of China for the purpose of creation of the Khorgos International Center for Transfrontier Cooperation at the Kazakhstan and China border in the Panfilov district of Almaty region.



After the state visit of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to China on 22-25 of December, 2002, the history of creation of the International Center of Border Cooperation begun.

Just two years later in the city of Yining (China) a Framework Agreement between the Governments of Kazakhstan and China on the establishment of the International Center of Border Cooperation “Khorgos” was signed.

By the Order of the Prime Minister, on the 25th of December, 2005, in order to study the legal framework for creation of  ICBC “Khorgos”, a working group was founded to develop proposals for the development of a legislative and regulatory framework of creation of industrial zones in the border areas of Kazakhstan. The result of the working group was approving the concept of the creation of ICBC "Khorgos" and, during the visit of President Hu Jintao, signing of the Agreement on the regulation of ICBC "Khorgos" in order to ensure its functioning on July 4, 2005.


In the intergovernmental Agreement pursuant to the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in a month creates Joint Stock Company "International center of boundary cooperation "Khorgos" with one hundred percent state participation in the authorized capital. 

The core activity of the Company is defined as the creation, development and maintenance of the infrastructure of the Kazakhstan part of ICBC "Khorgos", attracting potential investors for the construction of investment projects on the territory of the Kazakh part.

On July 1, 2011, on the basis of an agreement №2 / 16/240 – JSC Committee of State Property and Privatization passed the state package of shares in trust management of JSC "National Company "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy ", with the right to exercise the powers of the sole shareholder.

Thus, to date, 100% of the shares are held in trust management of JSC "NC "KTZ".

ICBC "Khorgos" consists of Kazakh and Chinese parts, located on the border of neighboring territories of the two countries with a total area of 560 hectares and connected by "special passage" taking place across the state border.

The project’s uniqueness is in that within the territory of the Centre, the goods (cargo) and vehicles move freely, without the need for visa.

On April 18, 2012, ICBC "Khorgos" has begun to take the first tourists.


A full-scale going into operation of ICBC "Horgos" is planned in 2018 - it will be a completely new format for cross-border cooperation, we intend to transform the Center into an economic driver of the region, it already is the center of attraction of investments. ICBC "Khorgos" itself is a tourist attraction. Residents of the future city will be able to enjoy their rest in many parks and squares, fitness centers and spa centers. Prospects of development of "Khorgos" ICBC are associated with the development of scientific and innovative potential.