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.
BBC World will make the documentary about Khorgos
British broadcasting company BBC World in May this year will show his audience a documentary about the major strategic infrastructure projects of Kazakhstan - the International Center of Boundary Cooperation “Khorgos”, the SEZ “Khorgos - Eastern Gate” and the Dry Port. Within a week, the film crew filmed a story about a grandiose construction project in the Panfilov district of the Almaty region, previously associated only as an agrarian region. Now, the once desolate land of towering gantry-cranes, reach stackers ply, businessmen of Kazakhstan and China hold talks, thousands of tourists buy goods, arriving freight trains.
“In our film, we want to reflect not only the construction boom on the New Silk Road, but also to show the soul of Khorgos, that's why the stories of people are very important for us, we want to hear how their lives changed after such transformations began here”, said project curator Chris West. One of such heroes of the film was a resident of the city Zharkent Nailya Amrayeva. A young mother works as a waiter, and in the days off helps tourists ICBC “Khorgos” to find the right product, suggest where it can be taken cheaply. For Nailya, the appearance of ICBC “Khorgos” became an opportunity for additional earnings and improvement of her financial situation, in the future she plans to open her own business and work with Chinese partners.
The international center of boundary cooperation “Khorgos” is a mega-project implemented on the initiative of the Heads of State of Kazakhstan and China, with a total area of 560 hectares and functioning without the need for a visa in the duty-free regime. The zone of boundary cooperation of the new format includes objects of trade, entertainment industry, recreation complex, hotels, etc. Completion of the construction of major investment objects is planned for 2018.
Press Service of ICBC "Khorgos" JSC