Preparation and Implementation of Development Plans for Small Towns
As per the provisions under the Section 5A (d) of the Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Act, No.49 of 2000, the Department is assigned with the duties and functions of preparing development plans for local areas that are not declared as 'Urban Areas', under the Urban Development Authority Law of 1978, upon failures or requests by the relevant Local Authorities.
Preparation and Implementation of Development Plans for Places with National Significance
One of the major aspects of National Physical Planning that giving adequate attention of the Department is the planned developments in the places of national significance and strategic importance. Since there are no responsible and capable institutions to take care of them, their situations are alarming and call for an immediate attention of the authorities for guided sustainable developments in them. The Department is conferred with powers, under the Section 5A (c) of the relevant Act to capture them into 'Development Schemes' and prepare Plans for the betterment of them, and to assist the relevant Local Authorities and the other Institutions to implement those plans.