The increase in the budget surplus was due hajj pilgrimage cost (BPIH) optimization hajj funds, expenditure efficiency, and reduced the risk of lodging and the success of minimizing currency exchange losses .
“This surplus is the largest number we ever got out of the hajj operations,” said Anggito at MORA office, Jakarta , on Tuesday (28/1/14).
In 2013, the hajj operational income reached Rp 9.36 trillion. Meanwhile, operational expenses incurred amounted to Rp 8.94 trillion. The difference between revenues and operational costs of this, Abimayu said, which resulted in a surplus .
Budget surplus will be used to improve the service of pilgrims for the next Haj operation. “The money was not used for the haj and umrah operation, haj pilgrimage payment, salaries, not divided, but is saved back into surplus and will be used to fund the next pilgrimage , ” he said.