The Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs proposed to raise the cost of the Hajj pilgrimage (BPIH) to Rp105 million in 2024. This was conveyed by Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas during a working meeting with Commission VIII of the House of Representatives (DPR) in Senayan, Central Jakarta on Monday, November 13, 2023.
“The government’s proposal for an average BPIH per person is Rp105,095,032.34,” Yaqut said as broadcast on the DPR Commission VIII’s YouTube channel. Ashabul Kahfi, the commission chairman and the National Mandate Party (PAN) politician led the meeting.
The BPIH consists of two components, namely hajj travel expenses paid by each would-be pilgrim and government subsidies from the benefit value of the hajj financial development, according to the ministry’s official page.
Yaqut emphasized that the proposed amount of Rp105 million is still up for discussion and review by the ministry’s BPIH working committee and Commission VIII. “After review and study, [we will determine] how much pilgrims will have to pay and the benefit value of the pilgrim’s initial deposit,” he explained.
In 2023, the government set the price of regular hajj cost at Rp90 million.
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