ISLAMABAD - Showing interest in Thar coal, Chilean businessmen on Thursday said that they would participate in the bidding process of the project, as they had vast experience in mining and exploration of natural reservoirs. A 2-member Chilean delegation comprising Andronico Luksic, Vice Chairman Bank of Chile, and Gerhard Von Borries, CEO M/S Tethyan Copper Company, visited the Board of Investment (BOI) here on Thursday. Director General, Board of Investment, Muslim Khan gave a detailed presentation on investment opportunities, investment policy, incentive package and tremendous potential available in the field of oil & gas, agriculture and energy sector. He highlighted the policy parameters allows 100 percent foreign equity in the major sectors and full repatriation of profits and dividends in all sectors. He said that Special Economic Zones (SEZ) policy has been given a high-level preferential treatment with lucrative incentives including exemption of levies on import of capital equipment for zone developers and investors, Corporate Income tax holiday for 5 years for investors and 10 years. The Chairman Board of Investment and State Minister, Saleem H. Mandviwalla said that the mineral wealth could not be explored properly in the past due to the lack of interest of past governments and absence of modern technology in the country, therefore, foreign investors and companies are encouraged to invest in exploiting the potential of this sector.