Project Inception: March, 2011
Project Revised: June, 2012
Project Completion: September, 2015

Mymensingh Strategic Development Plan (MSDP) Project, 2011-2031

MOU between CDMP-II & UDD

The objective of this MoU is to enhance the technical capacity of the relevant professionals for acquiring knowledge on the appropriate disaster risk reduction measures technique particularly earthquake to incorporate them into comprehensive land use development planning and management. The specific objectives of this MoU are:


I)          A Pilot Project on Preparing a Module for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction Measures into Comprehensive Land Use Development Planning and Management for Mymensingh (Municipality) Strategic Development Planning Area.

II)       Equipments support to develop a permanent "Geographic Information System (GIS) Laboratory", under "Urban Research and Development Application Centre (URDAC)" in UDD office.

III)    Advocacy support to institutionalize the Urban Research and Development Application Centre (URDAC) through appropriate institutional approach (reforming organizational structure of UDD).


Specific Objectives of the MSDP Project

•         To integrate disaster risk reduction with the comprehensive land use development planning process of the country

•         To frame policies for identifying preventive measures against disaster risk for the best use of land and its control for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in land use planning

•         To develop coping strategies of urban people against disaster through land use planning

•         Formulating Policies and plans for gradual nucleation of settlements with policies and plans for development of growth centers of the area considering potential risk of disaster in the area

•         Formulation of a planning package for development of disaster resilient town in an integrated and comprehensive manner

•         Formulating proposal for hazard mitigation of the area