Functions of BDA under the BDA Ordinance 1978

To promote, stimulate, facilitate and undertake economic & social development;
To promote and coordinate further industrial and tertiary development
To promote, develop and manage residential and industrial estate
To promote, assist and develop trade, commerce and industry
To promote and increase productivity of industry and to encourage more efficient utilization of natural resources
To provide facilities and amenities for the advancement and well being of people  
living and working within the designated area
To make such recommendations to the Chief Minister of Sarawak as the BDA sees fit in relation to any measures which it considers would achieve an increase in trade and development; and 
To undertake such other functions as the Chief Minister may from time to time direct.