Following a proposal from Ministry of Religious Affairs to increase the cost of Hajj pilgrimage, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Tuesday (01/24), confirmed that cost of the 2023 Hajj pilgrimage was still under review.
The President said that the amount proposed by Ministry of Religious Affairs is not final yet. Currently, the Government is still reviewing and calculating the cost.
“It has yet to be finalized, but the issue has become the talk of the town. It’s still under review and needs to be calculated,” he said.
For the record, Ministry of Religious Affairs has proposed that the average cost of the 2023 Hajj pilgrimage be at Rp69,193,733 per person. The amount is significantly higher than that of 2022 that was set at Rp39,886,009 per person. (TGH/BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RAS/MUR)
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