Cabinet okays hajj package

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

.The cabinet division on Monday approved the draft hajj package, 2019, fixing the minimum cost for a pilgrim at Tk 344,000, up by Tk 24,645 from the previous year under package-2 of the government management, reports UNB.

Pilgrims have to pay Tk 418,500 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 344,000.

A total of 127,198 pilgrims will be able to perform hajj this year. Of them, 120,000 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 128,000 which was Tk 138,191 last year, he said.

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