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Hajj trip to cost Tk360,000 in 2016

Update : 11 Jan 2016, 07:05 AM

The government has fixed Tk360,000 as the estimated cost for performing hajj this year.

The cabinet approved the draft of Hajj Package 2016 on Monday.

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters after the meeting at the secretariat.

He said: “There will be two packages form the government for the pilgrims wishing to perform hajj in 2016.

“The first package will cost Tk360,000 while the second will cost Tk304,000.

On the other hand, the private hajj agencies will be allowed to introduce maximum two packages for the hajis this year.

The cabinet secretary said: “The agencies can include their own charges on the packages. The charges will be added on Tk155,000 which is the minimum cost for the hajj and does not vary.”   

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