Government, DPR Announce 2017 Hajj Price
Date 24 Maret 2017
The Government and Commission VIII of the House of Representatives (DPR-RI) overseeing religious affairs have agreed on the new price of hajj (Biaya Penyelenggaraan Ibadah Haji) this year.
The new hajj price this year amounts to Rp34,890,312, rising by 0,72% (Rp249,000) compared to that of last year.
The document on the new hajj price was signed by Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and members of the Commision during a working meeting on Friday (24 /3).
The Government and the DPR based on the report from the hajj price working committee have agreed on this years hajj price at Rp34,890,312 and we have agreed that is a direct cost, said Ali Taher, Chairman of Commission VIII.
According to Ali, the rise is very rational, objective, and is based on two important factors, namely the rise in avtur price and inflation in Saudi Arabia.
In the meantime, Minister Lukman expressed his appreciation to the Commission that have decided on and given approval to the new hajj price. It certainly went through a long process, Lukman said.
Just like in the previous years, the hajj price includes airplane ticket, passenger service charge, housing, and living allowances. Specifically, the hajj price is allocated for airplane ticket (Rp26,143,812), housing (950 Saudi Riyal, which equals to Rp3.391,500.) and living allowances (1,500 Saudi Riyal, which equals to Rp5,355,000.)
As previously reported, Indonesias hajj quota this year raises by 31.4 percent. Initially, Indonesias hajj quota reached 155,200 people for regular hajj and this year, Indonesias hajj quota reaches 204.000 people out of 221,000 people for national quota. (Humas Kemenag/ES) (EP/YM/Naster)