His Royal Highness Prince Abdel Hakim bin Musaed, president of the high organising committee of the second version of the GCC Games 'Dammam 2', yesterday signed a contract with Pierre Haddad, chairman of Resonance, the events company which will be in charge of organising the opening and closing ceremonies, starting next October in Dammam.
The signature ceremony was held in the presence of the director of the Games, Adel Albatty, and the high committee members, in the conference room at the headquarters of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee in Riyadh.
At the contract signing, Pierre Haddad confirmed that the opening ceremony of the Games will include several popular performances and a 50-minute firework spectacular.
He added: "Since the beginning of this year, Resonance has created an integrated team, working towards that end. It includes members of different nationalities: British, German, Italian, and Saudi."
Prince Abdel Hakim bin Musaed revealed that the selection of Resonance's offer was made following an assessment of all offers made by various companies. Having deliberated the decision for six weeks, the high committee found that the offer presented by Resonance was the best regarding cost and the programme of the opening and closing ceremonies.
He commented: "The preparations are in full swing to achieve a standard that is worthy of the sponsorship of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; be it the preparation of the equipment of the playgrounds, the logistics, or the advertising campaigns. We set a goal in the first high organising committee meeting, to accomplish 70 to 80 per cent of the works by the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. We achieved our goal, praise be to Allah, and we will proceed until the start of the Games".