2004 Volume 12 Pages 7-9
A comparative study is performed for environmental problems in developing countries. Examples of environmental problems are collected, classified and discussed in relation to the stages of economic development in these countries. Time history of occurrences of these engineering problems is compared with socioeconomic development stage of each country. It is found out that environmental problems are closely related with industrialization and development stages. The developing countries in Asian region including ASEAN nations are accomplishing economic development well for the long terms before the recession period starting in 1997. Industry, agriculture, and the resort development were rapidly advanced. As a result, Asian region faces a rapid change of environmental system as having not experienced by the human race before. Also in African countries, for examples in Tanzania, we can observe the same type of environmental problems.