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The Council For Works and Housing Research (CWHR) is an organization working under the aegis of the Ministry of Science and Technology. The main focus of this organization is to guide and foster research activities in civil engineering works with special focus on affordable housing.
Housing and construction have been realized as the most productive sectors for economic development. These activities generate maximum employment opportunities and benefit more than 50 downstream industries.
The National Housing Policy has envisaged the need and significance of R&D as an integral activity for the effective implementation of the housing policy.
CWHR was established under resolution No SRO-4/0 (K) dated 17th June 1964 as an autonomous organization under the aegis of the Ministry of Rehabilitation and Works, Government of Pakistan.
In 1972, CWHR was transferred to the Ministry of Science and Technology
The National Building Research Institute (NBRI) was established at Karachi in the year l985 by upgrading the former Building Research Station (BRS) that existed since 1954.
As per the decision taken by the Government during its Cabinet meeting held on 27.01.1997, NBRI was merged with CWHR with total manpower strength of 130 employees.
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