The CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute is one of the thirteen research institutes under CSIR-Ghana. The mandate of the institute is to provide Research and Development to the building and road sector of the Ghanaian economy. The Institute is currently equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories in the areas of Structural Materials Testing, Geotechnical Investigations, Transportation Engineering Analysis, Surveying and Mapping, as well as Geo-informatics. The Institute is open to collaborative research and provision of consultancy services to both public and private entities, as well as international agencies.

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As a measure by the Ministry of Works and Housing to promote the use of local building products and materials in the country, the Minister of works and Housing, Hon. Asenso-Boakye visited the CSIR- Building and Road Research Institute on 5th May, 2021. His visit was to inspect the Pozzolana and Brick factories owned by the Institute, as well as see how best Government could help boost production of these factories to help the Institute produce in large commercial quantities to accomplish the dream of using local building materials.

In a discussion with management of CSIR-BRRI, it was made clear that with an amount of one million dollars, the institute would be able to expand its Pozzolana factory to help boost production.

Furthermore, the use of Pozzolana in the Ghanaian economy would help reduce the cost of cement by thirty percent.

In this view, Hon, Asenso-Boakye promised that Government would advocate for sponsorships as well as partnerships to help in the expansion of these factories. Products of the factories would be used in the building and development of the Affordable housing projects, Schools, hospitals, drainage systems and chip compounds.

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