The vocational training centers for sewing and weaving set up in Doi Tung, formally known today as the Cottage Industry Centre and Outlet. The year also marked the opening of the first Mae Fah Luang store in Doi Tung. Today, all of the Doi Tung stores are called the Doi Tung Lifestyle.
Navuti Co Ltd was established to run the Economic Forestry Project, with six shareholders, namely The Crown Property Bureau, Mitsui & Co (Thailand) Ltd, Siam Commercial Bank, Asia Bank, Euarchukiati Co Ltd, and Sakura Bank or Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Shareholders agree that all profits will be designated for further social and community development of
The 9,900-rai (1,584 hectares) Reforestation Project to mark the 90th birthday anniversary of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother was inaugurated.
Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother visited the 31st Watershed Conservation Unit located at Doi Tung and declared “I will reforest Doi Tung,” thus initiating the Doi Tung Development Project. This was followed by the construction of Doi Tung Royal Villa where Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother resided and worked.
Her Royal Highness the Princess Mother, founded the Thai Hill Crafts Foundation under her Royal Patronage.