The first phase of Thilawah Special Economic Zone which started in 2014 has attracted around $US760 million in investment. In the first phase, 73 enterprises from 16 countries were involved with companies in China investing most followed by Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands and Vietnam. Recently the Myanmar Investment Commission announced that the management of natural forests was one business excluded from foreign investors. There are growing calls from domestic industry for some protection of local sawmills. The argument is that foreign investors should focus on added value products and should be excluded from primary industries such as sawmilling.