Where East

Meets West



This Special Economic Zone (SEZ) consists of a 140-hectare dry port, combined with a logistics park (198 Ha) and an industrial zone exceeding 200 hectares.


A delegation led by British Ambassador to Kazakhstan Dr Carolyn Browne visited the dry port in the special economic zone in Khorgos.


International transport and logistics hub is being constructed at present in the south-eastern part of Kazakhstan – in Panfilov district of Almaty region. Altynkol-Khorgos Kazakhstan - Chinese railway border crossing, International Center of Boundary Cooperation (ICBC) and SEZ “Khorgos – Eastern Gates” are the parts of the hub. 


According to the program of the visit, the delegation was informed about the construction of the Dry port and perspective plans on establishing of a logistics zone.


The key theme of the VIII AEF was “Infrastructure: driver of sustainable economic growth”.


"We are here today to confirm once again that we intend to strengthen cooperation between Kazakhstan and Lithuania. 


During the ceremony, CEO of “KTZE – Khorgos Gateway” Karl Gheysen, the representative of global operator Dubai Port World (DP World), was handed a symbolic key of new three-floored building.


The CNN channel is preparing to show the film “Silk way: past, present, future”. Part of the shootings took a place in Kazakhstan. Shooting team led by general producer Jonathan Jensen, TV host of program Sumnima Udas and cameraman Alister Skin arrived from China and spent a few days in Kazakhstan.


The delegation led by His Excellency Francis Etienne visited SEZ "Khorgos - Eastern Gate" to get acquainted with the plans and the implementation of the construction of the "dry port".


Last Wednesday, the dry port operator KTZE-Khorgos Gateway started commercial operations. The first cargo train from China arrived on 29th of July and went, in the direction of CIS countries.


Karl Gheysen, CEO of the largest inland port in Central Asia – “KTZE – Khorgos Gateway’


Karl Gheysen – Kazakhstan, where the East meets West along the New Silk Route.

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