Name                 MOHAMMED ABDUS SABUR

Nationality         Bangladeshi; Year of birth 1954

Profession         Civil Engineer

Specialization         Administration & Technical Supervision of Civil

Construction Contract/ FIDIC; VO, EOT & Claims. Sea Port – Container Terminal/ Marine Construction/ River Training.

Preparation of Proposal Documents for Consultancy Services (Roads & Infrastructures).

Position Held (1978 2021): Regional Manager/ Deputy Team Leader /Stakeholder Manager, Manager-Proposals/ Project Manager /Resident Engineer /Project Director / Deputy Project Director / Executive Engr./ Asstt. Engr./ Site Engr.

Organization Type: Client/Govt. Organization, Consulting Firm, Contractor and D&B Contractor.


  • Competent in Administration & Technical Supervision of Mega Construction

v  FIDIC, Design & Build & PPP/SOT Contract.

  • Over 40 Years’ Experience (26 years in Sea Port, 4 years in contracting & 14 years with consulting firm) in Roads, Infrastructures, Buildings and Port Projects (Container Terminal/ Deep Sea Port/ Marine Construction/ River Training) in Bangladesh, Malaysia, UAE, Oman/

Major Port Projects

  •   As Project Director & DY. PD New Mooring Container Terminal (NCT), US $ 210 million from green field to brown field, involving construction of 1,000 m x 41m Berth, Backup facilities covering 30HA area, Dredging, River Training, Container Yard, Roads & Utilities Infrastructures, Buildings & MEP Works – lead multi discipline
  •   AS Project Director – Selection of a Container Terminal Operator for NCT on SOT Basis & Feasibility Study for a Deep Sea Port in

·        As Deputy Team Leader – Feasibility Study & Preliminary Design of Ctg. Cox’s Bazar Marine Drive Expressway Project.

  • As Executive EngineerConstruction of Chittagong Container Terminal, 1984-86.
  • As Port Planner – Duqm Port, Oman, On-shore Also, widely experienced in the following areas:
  • FIDIC Contract – ~25 years; Award for efficient handling of Variation & Contractor Claims in the International Contract for Construction of Chittagong Container Terminal (450m x 41m berth) at a cost of US $ 20 million, 1984-87.

  • Preparation of Tender & Construction Contract Document; Tender Process/ Evaluation/ Negotiation & Preparation of both Consultancy & Construction Contract
  • Administration of Large Scale International Contract, including Design Build Contract.
  • Variation, Claims, Extension of Time, Negotiation & Dispute
  • Project Management – Control Quality, Quantity, Time, Project Cost & Project Delivery on
  • Lead multi-disciplinary staff, chair meeting, conduct, control and minute meeting (Consultant

/Contractor/Client/Employer/ Stakeholders)

  • Coordination & Project Delivery – Ensure timely delivery through effective coordination with Consultant, In-House Staff, Contractor, Department / Ministries, Service Authorities, Stakeholders – as
  • Structural Design of
  • Port Operation & Management, including Container Terminal Operating
  • Computer Proficiency – MS Word, Excel & Power Point, to the extent

Achievement as Manager Proposal/K&A, UAE Led Preparation of Consultancy Proposal of a Mega Project “Major Road Drainage & Infrastructures – Qatar North” for PWA/ ASHGHAL, Govt. of Qatar & Successful to Procure.

 Consultancy Fee USD 91.72 Million in one single consultancy contract (Project Construction Cost US$ 4.65B).                                                                                                                                  


Performance Evaluation, Khatib & Alami (UAE Job)– Every year score achieved is above 80% & secured Evaluator’s Remarks as Very Good/ Excellent / Role Model (2008 t0 2019)

Technical Proposals prepared by me always ranked within top 3 in competition with firm of international repute/ Peer Group. Being a Civil Engineer having worked for Client, Consultant & Contractor & broad understanding of all key branches of Civil Engineering relating to provision and design, including Commercial/ Legal & Contractual aspects together with experiences of contract administration and implementation of large scale project/ international contract, has put me in an advantageous positions to contribute effectively in any office (Consulting/ Contracting/ Client – Employer).



  • Post Graduate Diploma /Hydrography (Equivalent to Masters), Plymouth Technical University, UK, 1987-88, British Govt. Fellowship. Thesis – Investigation Requirement for a Dredging
    • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor (RICS) Final Exam – 1988, declared eligible for direct membership with the RICS, UK.
  • Sc. Engineering (Civil)-1977, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, Current CUET (Secured First Class 3rd position).
  • SSC & HSC, 1970 & 1972 respectively, Bangladesh (Secured 1st Division)


  • Obtained Course Completion Certificate on the following:
  • Port Operation, Management & Container Terminal Operating Contract, France, September –October 2004, IMO/ UN & France Govt.
  • Mathematical Model Study, Karnafully River-Entrance (Mike 11, Mike 20NS, Mike 21, System 21 Curvilinear ), Danish Hydraulic Institute, Denmark-Dhaka/1990-92, DANIDA Fellowship.
  • Project Management, Critical Path Network Analysis /CPM, BMDC Dhaka, Aug-1983.
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution, Planning & Development Academy, Dhaka-
  • Resettlement Management, Asian Development Bank,
  • Intensive English Language Course at South Devon College, K. Aug-Sept, 1987.


Member / Life Fellow, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh. Eligible for RICS, UK Membership



June 2021 –Cont.:SMEC, Member Company of SURBANA JURONG Group

Position      : Regional Manager (16 Dec/2021 to Cont.) & Deputy Team Leader/MDEP, 1 Nov 2021 to Cont. (Manager – Stakeholder, June – Oct/2021).

Project      : Chattogram – Cox’s Bazar 4- Lanes Marine Drive Expressway Project (MDEP) Appx. 170km.

2014–April 2021:KHATIB & ALAMI CEC (Rank within top 50 international firms & within top 10 in ME)

Position          : Manager Proposal, Transportation (Roads & Infrastructure)

Major Projects

(Responsibilities: Review RFP document, define scope/TOR where no RFP; coordinate with various disciplines within the Co.; prepare complete technical & commercial proposal documents for tender in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, India, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia; Obtain K&A approval on fees & deliver).

Proposals for consultancy services for preparation of Urban/Industrial Master Plan, Roads, Infrastructures, Landscape design etc., construction tender documents and, providing construction supervision services for various Roads/Highways, Industrial/ Commercial / Residential/ Mixed use Infrastructures development projects in the above mentioned countries.

2010 – 2014     : KHATIB & ALAMI CEC

Position           : Project Manager/ Proposal Manager, Transportation Department, UAE.

Major Projects

  1. Design & Construction Supervision of Roads & Infrastructures, DUQM Port,


(Responsibilities: Assist/Guide Design Team in matters of port operational needs, including preparation of master plan for the port commercial terminal gate complex).

The project involved construction of 43 berths (container, liquid, navel, ship yard, general & others) in a total length of about 12 km & backup facilities over an area of about 6,123 Ha, being implemented in phases to handle 73 million ton cargo annually.

2.     Mussafah Water Transmission Scheme – MWTS Mussafah to Abu Dhabi (Lot M).

(Responsibilities: Review Tender & Contract Document, Prepare check list to monitor construction contract, Assist site supervision team on contractual & contract compliance matters as head office support- part time basis).

The project involved construction of approximately 30km DN 1600 & 2.5 km DN 1200 pipe line, Fiber optics cable along the pipe line, Modification of Pump station and ancillary works in 3 packages on Design & Build basis.

  1. Proposals for Consultancy Services for Master Plan, Roads & Infrastructure Projects for different Department/ Ministries/ Developers in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, India, Kuwait & Saudi

(Responsibilities: Review RFP document/ define scope; Coordinate with various disciplines within the Co.; Prepare complete technical & commercial proposal documents, obtain management approval on fees & deliver).

Preparation of proposal documents for providing consultancy services for preparation of Master Plan, Design of Roads, Infrastructures, Buildings & Landscape, including construction tender documents and, providing construction supervision services etc. for various Roads/Highways, Industrial/Commercial/ Residential/ Mixed use development projects in the Middle East.


2008 – 2010:                    KHATIB & ALAMI CEC

Position                        : Resident Engineer (Civil), Transportation Department, UAE.

Major Projects

  1. Enabling Works for Desert Gate 1 at BAWADI, Dubai-land,

(Responsibilities: Administration and Technical Supervision of Construction Contract)

The Project involved construction of Road, Fence, Grading Works, Office Buildings etc. at a cost of AED 10 million.

2.     Road and Infrastructure Works for Palma Rosa, Gulf Developer, Dubai-land, UAE.

(Responsibilities: Administration and Technical Supervision of Construction Contract).

The project involved construction of Roads & Infrastructure Works at a cost of AED 47 million.

3.     Desert Gate – 2 & Asia – Asia phase-II, BAWADI, Dubai-land, UAE.

(Responsibilities: Closing the contract at completion stage, partially involved)

The project involved massive earth works/ grading works.

4.     Embankment Construction at Desert Gate – 1, BAWADI, Dubai-land, UAE.

(Responsibilities: Administration and Technical Supervision of Construction Contract)

The project involved construction of Embankments & Billboard.

5.     Infrastructure Development for the Tiger Woods, Dubai-land, UAE.

(Responsibilities: Assist/Guide site supervision team in determining extension of time & associated claims)

The project involved massive earth work/ grading works, roads & infrastructure works.

January 2008 – March 2008: HYUNDAI – MCT JV, Construction Firm, Abu Dhabi, UAE Position             : Project Manager

Major Project

1. Construction of two 132/ 22 KVA Substation Bldg. at SS4 & SS5, Saadiyat Island, UAE.

(Responsibilities include: Management, Procurement & Execution; Lead the construction team; Coordinate with the Consultant, Sub Contractors, Employer & Authorities etc; all aspects of the project implementation as a Contractor Project Manager).

The project involved supply & Installation of two 132/22 KV substation including construction of two buildings on pile foundation & all civil works at a cost of AED 40 million (Building & Civil Works), TRANSCO contract N-5071.2.

2004 – December 2007: Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), Chittagong, Bangladesh


Position                       : Project Director. Major Projects

1.     Construction of New Mooring Container Terminal (NCT), Design & Build Contract. (Responsibilities: Lead multidiscipline project teams; Administration of Consultancy & Construction Contract, Approval of Consultant Technical Submission/ Documents; Coordination with the Employer/ Ministry / Government Departments/ Service Authorities/ Consultant/ Contractor; Chair meeting – conduct meeting; Recommend Variation / Claims/ EOT & obtain Employer approval on matters that are outside the limit of the PD; Represent the Employer in the Project/ Contract)

The project involved construction of 1000 m x 41 m berth, backup facilities on 30 HA area, Container Yard, Roads, Buildings, Workshops, Railway Tracks ,Dredging, River Training works, Water/ Sewerage/ Drainage, MEP works at a cost of US $ 75 million

2.   Appointment of Investor cum Terminal Operator for Operation of the NCT on SOT Basis, CPA.

(Responsibilities: In addition to those mentioned above, select/appoint operator through competitive bidding; full range of project management services from green field to brown field.)

The project involved selection/ appointment of operator on Supply, Operate & Transfer (SOT) basis. Project Cost US$ 210 million.


  1. Construction of 5 km Inland Jetty cum Bank Protection Wall at Sadarghat, CPA. (Responsibilities: In addition to those above mentioned responsibilities, Preparation of Tender Document, appoint Contractor/ Consultant & act as the Engineer in the contract for construction.)

The Project involved construction of a Quay wall cum Inland Jetty using sheet pile, 3 million cum dredging, 20 HA land reclamation at a cost of US $ 40 million. Up to design & bidding process.

4.          Feasibility Study for Construction of a Deep Sea Port in Bangladesh.

(Responsibilities: Similar to those mentioned above, full responsibility as Project Director)

The project involved Techno Economic Feasibility Study at a cost of US $ 2 million.

  1. Construction of a Six Storied Project Implementation Office Building for (Responsibilities: In addition to the responsibilities mentioned above; Preparation of design, tender documents, tendering, construction contract & act as the Engineer in the contract for construction.)

The project involved construction of a building having total floor area of about 3,000 sq.m.

2002 – 2004        : Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), Chittagong, Bangladesh

Position              : Deputy Project Director Major Project

  1. Construction of New Mooring Container Terminal (NCT), Design Build Contract. (Responsibilities: Assist Project Director in all aspects of project implementation, similar to those mentioned under the position ‘Project Director’ above).

The project is same as the one described under the position ‘Project Director’, at a cost of US$ 75 million.


1998 – 2002          : Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), Chittagong. Bangladesh

Position               : Executive Engineer/ Asstt. Engr. Major Projects

  1. Construction of Interim Container

(Responsibilities: Administration & Technical supervision of construction contract including preparation of plan, design, BOQ / Cost Estimate, Technical Specification, Tender Documents etc.)

The project involved construction of 100,000 sq.m, Container yard (5+1high), Container Freight Station, Office Building, Ground improvement, etc. at a Cost of US $ 12 million.


2.     Maintenance of Container Terminal, Roads, Yards, Sheds, Buildings & Utilities.

(Responsibilities: Administration & Technical supervision of construction & maintenance contract; Lead/guide a team of about 70 technical, clerical & skilled staff.)

The job involved planned maintenance of all structures/ utilities including small scale construction projects within port protected area.

1996 – 1998             : Gamuda Sdn Bhd, Construction firm, PJ, MALAYSIA Position  : Section-In charge

Major Projects


  1. Construction of Leburaya – Damansara – Puchong (Highway), BOT/Design (Responsibilities: Supervision of the construction work of the road from Ch: 0 to Ch: 5 km which includes Under pass, Toll Plaza, Box culverts, Drainage/ Earth works Road & Pavement).

The project involved construction of 40 km long six lane highway and related works.

2.     Construction of Internal Road at Putra Jaya, Lank Horst Sdn Bhd.

(Responsibilities: As the Contractor’s Engineer, asses & advice on claim issues, part time basis)

The project involved construction of internal roads & related drainage work, Puttra Jaya, Kuala Lumpur.

1993 – 1996      : Chittagong Port Authority Position    : Executive Engineer/ Asstt. Engr. Major Projects

  1. Heavy Duty Road, Container Yard (Flexible/ Rigid Pavement) with in Port Area. (Responsibilities: Preparation of Plan, Design, Specifications, BOQ estimate/ cost & Tender document, Tendering, Contract Administration & Construction Supervision, Interim & Final payment Certificates; Claims, Variation, Extension of Time etc).

It involved construction of a 1.5 km link road, 22,000 sq.m Container Yard & other Storage Yards.

1990 – 1992 : Danish Hydraulic Institute / Chittagong Port Authority, Denmark- Bangladesh

Position       : Senior Engineer (Civil) Major Projects

  1. Mathematical Model Study of Karnafully River & its Entrance (Chittagong Port Navigation Channel) DHI, Denmark.

(Responsibilities: Takeover technology/ on the job training on development & operation of models; Act as the Employer Representative).

The project involved development of different mathematical models such as Mike 11, Mike 21, System 21 Curvilinear, Mike 20 NS, Sediment Transport Models etc. for the Karnafuli River (72km) and its Entrance.

1980 – 1990             : Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), Chittagong, Bangladesh

Position                  : Executive Engineer/ Assistant Engineer. Major Projects

  1. Maintenance & Construction of Buildings, Roads & Infrastructures outside the Port Protected Area and River Training Works(1988 – 1990) .

(Responsibilities: Administration & Technical supervision of construction & maintenance contract for buildings, roads, utilities; Lead/guide a team of about 100 technical, clerical & skilled Dept. staffs.)

The project involved maintenance of Port Authorities Infrastructures & utilities (Buildings, Roads, Sheds, Hospitals, Schools, Drainage, Water supply, Sewerage networks, Parks etc.) located outside the port protected area, including river training works & construction of small scale projects.


  1. Construction of Chittagong Container Terminal (1985–87)/ Employer at Site/XEN. (Responsibilities: Act as Employer Representative at the Site, Technical supervision of construction; Assess/ recommend Claims /EOT; assist Project Manager on project implementation/ contract administration).


The Project involved construction of Container Berth, 41m x 450m; Cost US$ 20 million.

3.     Construction of Heavy Duty Road, Flexible/ Rigid Pavement, Transit Sheds, & Warehouse Building (1980-1984).

(Responsibilities: Contract Administration for Quality, Cost & Time Control; Site inspection/ Approval of RFI/ Material; Conduct Test on materials and works etc.) Compliance with specification; Measurement of work done; Interim & Final payment Certificates.

The project involved construction of three transit sheds, each 15,000 sqm, a two storied warehouse having 3,500 sqm floor area, a cold storage 500 sqm, about 5 km Road & 8,000 sqm pavement within port area.

1979 – 1980             : Hiraman Associates, Consulting Engineering Firm, Bangladesh.

Position                   : Structural Engineer (Building) Major Project


1. Structural Design of Buildings.

(Responsibilities: Structural Design of Commercial /Residential Buildings/ Villas).

The project involved a few residential buildings up to 6 storied and one super market.

1978 – 1979              : H. R . Chowdhury & Co. Contracting Firm, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Position                   : Site Engineer Major Projects

  1. Construction of a Student Hall for the Chittagong University.

(Responsibilities: Construction program; requisition of workers/ materials; initiate RFI, Site management; construction supervision etc.)

The project involved construction of a 6 storied RCC frame student hall for Chittagong University having a total floor area of about 2,000 sqm.

1980 – 2002                 : Freelancer/ Individual Consultant (part time basis), Bangladesh

: Structural Engineer (Building)

Major Project

  1. Design & Construction of Commercial/ Residential Building/Villa.

(Responsibilities: Structural design of buildings, top supervision of their construction including, construction management of 3 family projects (Housing, Spiritual complex, & a Tea Processing Factory Building).

Structural design of a number of buildings, up to 6 storied. Family project include: Two 4 storied building, floor area 2000 sqm; 1 – Spiritual Complex, 1500 sqm; 1- 2 storied Mosque and 1 – Tea Processing Factory Building.


Bengali           : Mother tongue

English           : Reading, Writing and Speaking – Excellent. Hindu/ Urdu : Understand

Country Visited: 42

USA, U.K, Canada, Australia, China, Denmark, Sweden, France, Belgium, Germany, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Maldives, Thailand, Vietnam, UAE, Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco. Holland, Uzbekistan, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Russia, Lebanon.


Seminar/ Key Speaker Keynote Paper on ‘Chittagong Port Development Strategy Vision 2020, presented in 2002 in a national level Seminar at CPA Training Institute; Attended by Port officers, staff/ Port User’s forum Rep./ Chamber-CCI, Stakeholders, Political Leader’s, City Mayor, Member of Parliament’s. Earned appreciation of all. Also, paper on Public Private Participation in Port Development – Pros & Cons etc.

Port Visit (Official)/ Knowledge Share, Led Port Delegate & Seminar Attended – Singapore Port, Hong Kong Port, Kalang Port- Malaysia, Colombo Port –Sri-Lanka, Manila/MICT- Philippines, Jakarta Port-Indonesia, Havanna Port–USA, Lee-Havre Port, France, Oman Ports, Dubai Port & some UK Ports.


Driving License – UAE, Bangladesh (Malaysia – Exp.)