The National Physical Planning Policy and the Plan has to be addressed the short - term, Medium term and long term targets. The long term targets have been identified as sustaining the Central Watershed Area, responding to the effects of climate change, encountering mitigation of natural hazards, facilitating a sustainable urbanization process etc. Research Division of NPPD carrying out research and in depth studies in order to achieve above long term targets.

Besides, it is expected to maintain National Planning Information Base under the Research Division of NPPD which will be useful for decision makers of various organizations related to the Physical Planning.