The cost of public and private management of Hajj pilgrims in Bangladesh has increased by another Rs 59,000. As the cost has increased in Saudi Arabia, it has also been increased for the pilgrims of Bangladesh, said the Minister of State for Religion. Faridul Haque Khan.
He told reporters at his office in the Secretariat on Thursday (May 26).
The state minister said two packages have been officially announced this year. Package-1 will cost 5 lakh 26 thousand 340 rupees to go for Hajj. Passengers of this package will be within a distance of 1000 meters of Masjidul Haram. Besides, the cost of a package for Hajj under private management has been estimated at Tk 4,56,630.
State Minister. Faridul Haq Khan said that after the announcement of the Hajj package, if any additional charges are imposed by the royal Saudi government, it will be considered as package price and the Hajj pilgrims have to pay, on the condition that the Hajj package was announced on May 11. The provisional Hajj package was prepared considering the potential cost due to delays by the Saudi government and the non-receipt of actual expenditure details from Saudi Arabia.
He said that on May 25, the Saudi authorities divided the expenditure into four categories based on the location in Mina.
He said that the minimum expenditure step has been revealed by C&D. 6,490 riyals has been fixed in D. According to this information, 1 lakh 5 thousand 598 rupees has been fixed in Moallem fee C and 74 thousand 500 rupees in D.
The state minister said money has been saved in both the packages from the high-quality bus, train service, and house rent. It has been decided to increase the required expenditure in both packages by Rs 59,000 in Saudi Arabia. To this end, a meeting of the Executive Committee on Hajj Management has been held today. The meeting approved the increase in expenditure.
He said a notification would be issued on May 28, 29, and 30 for the withdrawal of the money.
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State Minister for Religion Faridul Haque told a press conference at the secretariat on May 11 that the minimum package for Hajj under government management this year has been fixed at Tk 4 lakh 72 thousand (package-2). Under this package, the pilgrims will be located within 1500 meters of the Masjidul Haram in Makkah.
He said two packages have been officially announced this year. Package-1 will cost 5 lakh 26 thousand 340 rupees to go for Hajj. Passengers of this package will be within 1000 meters of Masjidul Haram. Besides, the cost of a package for Hajj under private management has been estimated at Tk 4,56,630.