Government - DPR Agree on Hajj Fees for 2022 Rp39.8 Million per Congregation

- 13 April 2022 23:04 WIB
The government and the House of Representatives have set the Hajj Travel Costs
The government and the House of Representatives have set the Hajj Travel Costs

JAKARTADAILY.ID -- The government and the House of Representatives set the Hajj Travel Cost (Bipih) to be paid by this year's hajj pilgrims at Rp39,886,009. This was conveyed by the Minister of Religion Yaqut Cholil Qoumas after holding a Working Meeting with Commission VIII DPR RI, in Senayan, Jakarta.

"The hajj travel costs (Bipih) or the costs paid directly by the pilgrims on average per pilgrim was agreed at Rp39,886,009. This includes flight costs, part of the cost of accommodation in Mecca and Medina, living costs, and visa fees," said Minister of Religion Yaqut, Wednesday April 13, 2022.

Minister Yaqut explained that Bipih is one component of the Hajj Organizing Cost (BPIH). Another component of BPIH is the cost of health protocols. This year it was agreed that the cost was Rp808,618.80 per congregation.

The third component of the BPIH is the cost that comes from the agreed value of the Hajj financial benefits of Rp41,053,216.24 per congregation. So the total BPIH this year was agreed at Rp81,747,844.04 per congregation.

In 2020, the Government and the DPR agreed on an average Bipih of Rp35.2 million. This means that there is a difference with the determination of Bipih 2022. However, the difference will not be charged to the delayed paid-off hajj pilgrims in 1441 H/2020 AD. Additional costs will be charged to the Virtual Account allocation.

"So for prospective pilgrims who are delaying departure who have paid off in 2020, they will not be asked to make additional payments. Because this can be handled with the allocation of Virtual Accounts," said the Minister Yaqut.

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The Minister of Religion said that all BPIH discussions carried out by the Government with the DPR used the assumption of a 50% quota.

"The assumption is that Indonesia's hajj quota for 1443 H/2022 AD which is used as the basis for the discussion of BPIH is 110,500 pilgrims or as much as 50% of the 2019 hajj quota," explained the Minister Yaqut.

"This consists of quotas for 101,660 regular pilgrims and 8,840 special pilgrims," ​​he continued.

Minister Yaqut emphasized that although the quota used was an assumed figure, this was also the government's target. He revealed that to this day the Government of Indonesia continues to coordinate with the Government of Saudi Arabia.

"The government is optimistic that during this year's hajj season, we will be able to dispatch pilgrims, although not yet in normal numbers, but optimally. And we can provide the best service," said the Minister of Religion.

Editor: Mukhtar Wijaya



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