Article 3
Eligible business activities - aided expenditures

Aided expenditures:

(i). The construction, expansion and modernisation of building facilities, special and auxiliary, as well as expenditures for the landscaping of the surrounding area.
(ii). The purchase and installation of new modern machinery and other equipment. The payments under the lease of new modern machinery and other equip-ment.
(iii). The purchase and installation of new systems for the process automation and computerisation, in-cluding the expenditure for the purchase of the neces-sary software and for staff training at the installation stage.
(iv). Expenditures for studies concerning the intro-duction, development and implementation of modern technology, know-how, and modern methods.
(v). The establishment, expansion and modernisa-tion of applied mining research laboratories.
(vi). The purchase of new means of transportation for the handling of materials and products within the greater plant area, as well as for the mass transporta-tion of personnel. The purchase and installation of modern equipment and the construction of facilities for the handling of materials and products.
(vii). Expenditures for investments concerning the protection of the environment, the restriction of ground, underground, water and air pollution, and wa-ter recycling.
(viii). Expenditures for major preparatory utilisation works, pertaining to roads, galleries, shafts and ac-cess and entrenchment ramps.
(ix). The construction of new workers' homes, nurs-eries, buildings or installations, as well as the pur-chase and installation of equipment intended for the housing, recreation or catering of the undertaking's employees, as well as staff training rooms, provided that they shall be constructed in the area where the undertaking is located.
(x). Expenditures for the introduction and adaptation of environmentally friendly technology to the manufac-turing process.
(xi). Expenditures for investments concerning the utilisation of renewable sources of energy, substitution of gas fuels for liquid fuels or electricity, treated refuse from domestic industries, renewable sources of en-ergy, recovery of lost heat, as well as electricity and heat co-production. Furthermore, expenditures for in-vestments concerning energy saving, provided that the investment shall not pertain to manufacturing equipment but rather to driving/operating equipment and installations of the plant, and that a decrease of at least 10% in energy consumption shall result from such investment.
(xii). Expenditures for the implementation of a com-plete long-term (2-5 years) business plan of old or-ganisations of mining undertakings, with a minimum total cost of one (1) billion drachmas, including the technological, administrative, organisational and busi-ness modernisation and development, as well as the necessary staff training activities, concerning the im-provement of their competitive position on the interna-tional market. These expenditures may also include the expenditures for the training of workers.
The categories of the above business plan grants are stipulated in detail in the joint decision of the Min-isters of National Economy and of Development.
h. Undertakings for quarrying, treating and in gen-eral utilising industrial minerals. Marble quarrying un-dertakings, provided that they possess cutting and treatment equipment.

Aided expenditures:

(i). The construction, expansion and modernisation of building facilities, special and auxiliary, as well as expenditures for the landscaping of the surrounding area.
(ii). The purchase and installation of new modern machinery and other equipment. The payments under the lease of new modern machinery and other equip-ment.
(iii). The purchase and installation of new systems for the process automation and computerisation, in-cluding the expenditure for the purchase of the neces-sary software and for staff training at the installation stage.
(iv). Expenditures for studies concerning the intro-duction, development and implementation of modern technology, know-how, and modern methods.
(v). The establishment, expansion and modernisa-tion of applied research laboratories.
(vi). The purchase of new means of transportation for the handling of materials and products within the greater plant area, as well as for the mass transporta-tion of personnel. The purchase and installation of modern equipment and the construction of facilities for the handling of materials and products.
(vii). Expenditures for investments concerning the protection of the environment, the restriction of ground, underground, water and air pollution, and wa-ter recycling.
(viii). Expenditures for major preparatory utilisation works, pertaining to roads, galleries, shafts and ac-cess ramps.
(ix). Expenditures for investments concerning the utilisation of renewable sources of energy, substitution of gas fuels for liquid fuels or electricity, treated refuse from domestic industries, renewable sources of en-ergy, recovery of lost heat, as well as electricity and heat co-production. Furthermore, expenditures for in-vestments concerning energy saving, provided that the investment shall not pertain to manufacturing equipment but rather to driving/operating equipment and installations of the plant, and that a decrease of at least 10% in energy consumption shall result from such investment.
(x). The construction of new workers' homes, nurs-eries, buildings or installations, as well as the pur-chase and installation of equipment intended for the housing, recreation or catering of the undertaking's employees, as well as staff training rooms, provided that they shall be constructed in the area where the undertaking is located.
(xi). Expenditures for the introduction and adaptation of environmentally friendly technology to the manufac-turing process.
i. Greenhouse type farming undertakings, livestock undertakings of sheltered or semi-sheltered type, un-dertakings treating unshelled rice, farming undertak-ings of new cultures (replacement of old ones), bio-farming undertakings, and fishery undertakings using modern technology (aquaculture), as stipulated by vir-tue of joint decision of the Ministers of National Econ-omy and Agriculture.

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