vehicles entering thailands khao yai park subject to emission checks - Vehicles entering Thailand’s Khao Yai Park subject to emission checks

All vehicles entering Khao Yai National Park, in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, will now be subject to emission checks, as part of efforts by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to improve the quality of the environment and the lives of both animals and visitors.

The Department, along with the Pollution Control Department (PCD), has just completed trial checks of exhaust and noise emissions of state-owned vehicles entering the park between July 6th and 8th, with help from the National Institute of Metrology.

Attapol Charoensa, director-general of PCD, said yesterday (Friday) that the control of the exhaust and noise emissions of vehicles entering the park will help improve the ecological and environmental systems in the park.

Khao Yai is the closest national park to Bangkok. More than 130,000 people visit the park each year. It is home to many wildlife species, including elephants, deer, horn bills, porcupine and many others.