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FACILITIES OF PAYMENT ESTIMATED BY
SICILIAN REGION FOR THE SICILIAN EMIGRANTS

(Regional Laws n. 55/80 - n. 38/84)

The Sicilian emigrant workmen, who have worked for three years in the last five years of stay abroad or who have worked for five years in the last seven years of residence in the continent of Italy, are entitled to facilities of payment such as:


HOUSE-LOAN

The Sicilian Region pays a three quarters interest on a bank loan for the purchase, the building or the restoration of houses in Sicily. The loans last 15 years and the workman, in addition to a capital, will pay a 3% interest on a loan. At present the Sicilian Region grantes him 148 million lire at the most.

WORKING ACTIVITY


The Sicilian Region grantes the funds to the people who want to carry on an intense working activity in Sicily. For a commercial, tourist or fishing activity the Region grantes 75 million lire at the most; for an agricultural or zootechnic activity a hundred million lire at the most and for a little industrial activity 150 million lire at the most. The funds are granted for immovables, movables and equipments. The interest rate is a 4% for 15 years. When the activity begins the other funds will be granted and will be payed off in three years.


The same workmen, even if they are emigrants from a short time, are entitled to other facilities, such as:


COLONIES AND CAMPINGS

The Sicilian Region, through the Emigrants Associations, gives Sicilians' sons the possibility of doing sea and mountain colonies (from 6 to 12 years old) or campings (from 12 to 18 years old) localized in Sicily.


LEARNING TRAVELS


The Sicilian Region, through the Emigrants Associations, organizes learning travels in Sicily for emigrant's under age sons.


SOCIAL TOURISM


The Sicilian Region pays a 70% of charges in favour of the sicilian emigrants abroad for a cultural tourist stay in Sicily for two or three weeks. The stay is granted to the people who don't come more in Sicily for a long time and who want to know the most important aspects of our Island.



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