National Physical Planning Department

National Physical Plan Key Elements of the NPP

Key Elements of the National Physical Plan

Obtain maximum benefit of the location advantages of the Sri Lanka in Global context by:

  • Incorporating potential internal development opportunities. 
  • Implementing environmentally friendly sustainable development across the country.
  • Strengthening the ethnic integration between the communities.
  • Introduction of planned settlement   net-work.
  • Conservation of valuable environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Mitigating the natural disasters by limiting development in areas prone to natural disasters.
  • Evolving compact cities with modern urban facilities and utilities
  • Transforming small urban centers into strong service centers.
  • Development of sufficient services and infrastructure facilities to cater the expected population.
  • Providing proper linkages among land use, transport and economic activities.
  • Reducing regional disparities.
  • Reducing income disparities and increasing employment opportunities
  • Protecting valuable rural areas along with agricultural lands
  • Protecting the forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries and archaeological reserves
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