Call for Paper - November 2022 Edition
IJCA solicits original research papers for the November 2022 Edition. Last date of manuscript submission is October 20, 2022. Read More

Multi-Criteria Analysis for the Best Location Selection in Chittagong city Area, Bangladesh

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Nurul Absar, Abhijit Pathak, Md. Abbas Uddin

Nurul Absar, Abhijit Pathak and Md. Abbas Uddin. Multi-Criteria Analysis for the Best Location Selection in Chittagong city Area, Bangladesh. International Journal of Computer Applications 143(8):10-18, June 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Nurul Absar and Abhijit Pathak and Md. Abbas Uddin},
	title = {Multi-Criteria Analysis for the Best Location Selection in Chittagong city Area, Bangladesh},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {June 2016},
	volume = {143},
	number = {8},
	month = {Jun},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {10-18},
	numpages = {9},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016910030},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) provides a more reasonable and scientific way in optimum area selection issue. The paper aimed to select the best area in Chittagong city, Bangladesh. A decision is the result of a comparison of one or more alternatives with respect to one or more criteria that we considered relevant for the task at hand. Multi-criteria evaluation is primarily concerned with how to combine the information from several criteria to form a single index of evaluation. Multi-criteria analysis can contribute to the evaluation of a programmed or a policy through the appraisal of its impacts with regards to several criteria. As a result the optimum area of multi criteria should be considered many criteria to select best area so that any client to get owns their facility. The project work has been done based on some development area of Chittagong city. The weights for multi-criteria analysis are obtained from the factor criteria. For selection of best area there were a lot of elements that should be taken into consideration. These factors are public Hospital, Public College, Madrasha, School, Proximity to airport, Fire service, Transportations, Market, Police station, Sea beach, Number of Park, Number of Playground, House rent, Availability of gas facility. So the people who want to live in this area which is contain own their facility in Chittagong city, they can search their best place or good location by this project. People must save their time to get a sweet able location by this project.


  1. Stefan Hajkowicz , Andrew Higgins “A comparison of multiple criteria analysis techniques for water resource management” European Journal of Operational Research 184 (2008) 255–265.
  2. Salem Chakhar “Enhancing Geographical Information Systems Capabilities with Multi-Criteria Evaluation Functions” Journal of Geographic Information and Decision Analysis2003, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 47 – 71.
  3. Klaas De Brucker, Cathy Macharis , Alain Verbeke, “Multi-criteria analysis in transport project evaluation: an institutional approach” European Transport \ Trasporti Europei n. 47 (2011): 3-24.
  4. Howard, A.F. “A critical look at multiple criteria decision making techniques with reference to forestry applications” Canadian Journal of Forest Research 21, 1649–1659.
  5. Figueira, J., Salvatore, G., Ehrgott, M. (Eds.) “Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis: State of the Art Surveys. Springer”New York, pp. 27–72.
  6. Anjali Awasthi, S.S. Chauhan, S.K. Goyal “A multi-criteria decision making approach for location planning for urban distribution centers under uncertainty” Mathematical and Computer Modelling 53 (2011) 98–109.
  7. N. Kundakci, E .A Adali ,A Tusisik “Tourist Hotel Location Selection with Analytic Hierarchy Process” journal of life Economics. 10 April 2014. pp. 47–58.
  8. DAGDEVIREN, M., YAVUZ, S., KILINÇ, N, “Weapon selection using the AHP and TOPSIS methods under fuzzy environment, Expert Systems with Applications 36” (2009) 8143–8151.
  9. KAHRAMAN, C., CEBECI, U., RUAN, D., 2004, Multi-attribute comparison of catering service companies using fuzzy AHP: The case of Turkey, International Journal of Production Economics, 87, 171–184.
  10. VAIDYA, O., S., KUMAR, S. (2006), Analytic Hierarchy Process: An Overview ofApplications, European Journal of Operational Research, 169, 1–29.
  11. HO, W., 2008, Integrated analytic hierarchy process and its applications – A literature review, European Journal of Operational Research 186, 211–228.


Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA), Location planning, Best Location Selection, Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Decision making, The Chittagong.