Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) on Wednesday announced the Hajj Package for 2016. The cost of the hajj fixed at Tk 304,903 this year under private management.
HAAB president Mohammad Ibrahim Bahar announced the package in a press conference at a city hotel on Wednesday. 113,868 Bangladeshis can perform hajj this year. Balloted hajj pilgrims will be 5,000 and the non-balloted will be 108,868 of total number.
HAAB president also said pilgrims should complete registration between January 17 and May 30 by depositing the government-fixed money, Tk 30,000. However, the pilgrim ID cards will be given after paying the package money within June 30, he added.
Earliar, the cabinet approved the hajj package for 2016 on January 11. HAAB vice-president Farid Ahmed Mazumder, secretary general Sheikh Abdullah, also present at the press conference, according to a news agency. -Mithun