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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.

Territorial location

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“Khorgos” ICBC consists of the two parts: Kazakhstan part – located in the territory of Panfilovskiy raiyon of Almatinskaya oblast, and China part – located in the territory of the Ili-Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture of Xinjiang–Uyghur Autonomous Region.

The distance from the Kazakhstan part of “Khorgos” ICBC part to the regional center of Almatinskaya oblast – Taldykorgan city, is 321 km., and 361 km. to the largest city of the Republic of Kazakhstan – city of Almaty.

“Khorgos” ICBC is located 1 km. away from the China’s border city Khorgos, 90 km. away from the nearest major city of Ili-Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture – Yining, and 670 km. from the administrative capital of Xinjiang–Uyghur Autonomous Region – Urumqi.

Total area covered by the “Khorgos” International Centre of Border Cooperation is 560 hectares of which 217 hectares belongs to Kazakhstan, and 343 hectares – to China. The communication between two parts is through the special pedestrian and transportation corridor.

Citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan, China People’s Republic and other countries can stay within the area of “Khorgos” International Centre of Border Cooperation both at its Kazakhstan and at China part without the need for any visa for the period of up to 30 days based on the valid documents agreed and acknowledged by the competent authorities of the countries involved.