Hajj to cost minimum Tk 344 thousand this year

Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) – The cabinet on Monday approved the draft Hajj Package, 2019, fixing the minimum cost for a pilgrim at Tk 3,44,000, up by Tk 24,645 from the previous year under package- 2 of the government management.

Pilgrims have to pay Tk 4, 18,500 to avail package-1 under the government management, he said.

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam disclosed this at a press briefing at the Secretariat after a cabinet meeting held at PM’s office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.

The minimum cost for a pilgrim who will perform hajj under private arrangement has been fixed at Tk 3,44,000.

A total of 1,27,198 pilgrims will be able to perform hajj this year. Of them, 1,20,000 pilgrims will go to Saudi Arabia under private management while 7,198 under government management, said Shafiul.

The plane fare has been fixed at Tk 1,28,000 which was Tk 1,38,191 last year, he said.