Secretariat Correspondent: The cabinet on Monday approved the draft Hajj Package-2019, fixing the maximum cost for a pilgrim under package-1 of the government arrangement at Tk 4,18,500 which was Tk 3,97,929, last year.
The minimum cost under package-2 of the arrangement has been fixed at Tk 3,44,000 and it was Tk 3,31,359 the previous year.
This year, the hajj pilgrims will have to pay Tk 20,571 additional charges for package-1 and Tk 12,641 for package-2.
The approval of the hajj package was given at a cabinet meeting held at PM’s office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters after the cabinet meeting.
This year, a total of 1,27,198 pilgrims will perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Of them, 7,198 pilgrims will go to Saudi Arabia under the government arrangement while 1,20,000 will go under the private arrangement.
The pilgrims will have to pay total Tk 4,18,500 to get the facilities under package-1 while Tk 3,44,000 to get the facilities under the Package-2.
The plane fare has been fixed at Tk 1,28,000 which was Tk 1,38,191 last year.
risingbd/Dhaka/Feb 11, 2019/Asad/AI