Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) has announced two Hajj packages under private management and reduced the cost of performing the ritual by at least Tk 83200 compared to that of last year.
The cost of the first package (normal) has been estimated at Tk 589800. The cost of the second package is estimated at Tk 828818.
HAAB President M Shahadat Hossain Taslim announced the 2024 ‘Privately Managed Hajj Package’ on behalf of the HAAB at a city hotel on Tuesday.
He said that this year’s package cost has been reduced by Tk 83200 from the private Hajj package of 2023. Airfare for Hajj package under private management is Tk 194800, which is Tk 10960 more than government management.
It was also informed in the press conference that every pilgrim has to pay the cost of sacrifice separately. This time there will be no obligation of 65 years in Hajj performance. Registration process can be started by depositing Tk 205000. Hajj pilgrims can pay the remaining amount in phases until February 15.
Earlier on November 2, State Minister for Religious Affairs Faridul Haque officially announced two (general and special) packages for Hajj 2024. The general package price is Tk 578840 and the price of the special package is Tk 936320.
The special Hajj package features are - Package upgradation, 2 and 3 seater rooms can be booked in Makkah hotels with extra money. A luxury hotel within 800 metres of the Harem Sharif in Makkhah. Accommodation in Markazia area in Madinah. A room will have a maximum of four seats. Accommodation in ‘A’category tents and buffet meals at Meena. Bus seats will be guaranteed for every pilgrim on Meena-Arafah Muzdalifah-Meena journey.
Meanwhile, from today (November 15), Hajj pilgrims of public and private management (Hajj agencies) can deposit the registration fee. The registration fee will be collected till December 10.
The holy Hajj will be held on June 16 next year subject to sighting of the moon. Some 127198 people from Bangladesh can perform Hajj. Among them, 10198 people will be able to perform Hajj under the quota of government agencies and 117000 people under the quota of private agencies, according to the Ministry of Religious Affairs.