Welcome to Chittagong Development Authority

Chittagong is the second largest metropolis and Chief Port of Bangladesh. It is situated on the bank of the river Kharnaphuli, where the river meets the Bay of Bengal. The City area is a unique combination of hillocks in the north, flat land limited by river Kharnaphuli at south and east, coast line on the west and low lying Halda Valley on the north east. Within the city there are number of tidal canals. They serve as the main drainage channels of the area. CDA has played a vital role in the orderly-yet-rapid development of Chittagong. The city has become the residence of choice for more than 2.5 million people and this number continues to increase.

Major Activities/ Functions of CDA

  • Preparation of master plan for Chittagong city and the area in the vicinity and its continuous review
  • Preparation of short term and long-term development programs for improvement and expansion of Chittagong city. This includes construction of new roads, widening and improvement of major city roads, construction of shopping complex, development of industrial and residential estates and commercial plots and other necessary urban developments
  • Exercising planning control over the structure plan as per provision of CDA Ordinance and Govt. approved Master Plan
  • Development control within the preview of Bangladesh Building Construction Acts, 1952 with its subsequent revisions

Welcome to Chittagong Development Authority

Chittagong is the second largest metropolis and Chief Port of Bangladesh. It is situated on the bank of the river Kharnaphuli, where the river meets the Bay of Bengal. The City area is a unique combination of hillocks in the north, flat land limited by river Kharnaphuli at south and east, coast line on the west and low lying Halda Valley on the north east. Within the city there are number of tidal canals. They serve as the main drainage channels of the area. CDA has played a vital role in the orderly-yet-rapid development of Chittagong. The city has become the residence of choice for more than 2.5 million people and this number continues to increase.

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Major Activities/ Functions of CDA

  • Preparation of master plan for Chittagong city and the area in the vicinity and its continuous review
  • Preparation of short term and long-term development programs for improvement and expansion of Chittagong city. This includes construction of new roads, widening and improvement of major city roads, construction of shopping complex, development of industrial and residential estates and commercial plots and other necessary urban developments
  • Exercising planning control over the structure plan as per provision of CDA Ordinance and Govt. approved Master Plan
  • Development control within the preview of Bangladesh Building Construction Acts, 1952 with its subsequent revisions