The Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs has been established in 1998 to expedite the socio-economic development of the people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Region. The area of the Chittagong Hill Tracts is about 13,295 sq km, which is approximately one-tenth of the total area of Bangladesh. The Chittagong Hill Tracts, combining three hilly districts of Bangladesh Rrangamati, khagrachhari and Bandarban districts.
The vision of the Ministry is peaceful and prosperous Chittagong Hill Tracts. The Ministry has a mission to ensure socio-economic, political and educational rights of the CHT people by implementing social welfare programmes.