Cabinet greenlights Hajj package; minimum price at Tk 3.44 lakh
Arafat Hasan of DOT
The cabinet has approved the draft of Hajj Package, 2019, fixing the minimum cost for a pilgrim at Tk 3,44,000 – an increase of Tk 24,645 from the previous year’s package, reports UNB.
Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters after the cabinet meeting.
Pilgrims have to pay Tk 4, 18,500 to avail package-1 under the government management, he said.
A total of 1,27,198 pilgrims have become eligible to perform hajj this year. Among them, 1,20,000 will travel to Saudi Arabia under private management while 7,198 under government management.
The plane fare has been fixed at Tk 1,28,000 which was Tk 1,38,191 last year, said Shafiul.