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BPIH presidential decree has been signed: Ministry

Selasa 10 April 2018 16:55 WIB

Rep: Agung Sasongko, Puti Almas/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda

Repayment of hajj cost.

Repayment of hajj cost.

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Ministry says BPIH for regular hajj pilgrimage can be paid in around April 12.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Director General of Implementation of Hajj and Umrah (PHU) Ministry of Religious Affairs, Nizar Ali said presidential decree (Keppres) on the Cost of Hajj Implementation (BPIH) in 2018 has been signed by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). Previously, the repayment schedule of regular pilgrims this year was delayed due to the absence of legal basis.

"I have met Minister of State Secretary and Keppres BPIH has officially signed by President Jokowi," said Nizar on event Hajj Advocacy Dissemination in Bogor on Monday (April 9).

The repayment process was scheduled to be done on last April 3, but it had to be postponed. According to Nizar, BPIH presidential decree has not been signed by Jokowi due to it was stuck in the administration of State Secretariat for about a week.

"Actually it must be guarded, so the letter dated March 20 was sent to State Secretariat but the letter did not delivered to the minister, Nizar added.

Nizar said with BPIH presidential decree, the repayment process for regular hajj pilgrimage can be conducted in around April 12. However, it certainly must wait for the circular letter first.

"Hopefully the repayment process can be done in the second week of this month, it means around April 12 until the next date,: Nizar added.

Based on BPIH 2018 determined by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Commission VIII House of Representatives (DPR), hajj pilgrims must pay Rp 35,23 million. The hajj cost hikes Rp 345 thousand compared than last year.

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