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Poll shows support for loans

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Most people support the government's plan to invest 2 trillion baht in infrastructure development but 70% are worried about the impact on public debt, Abac Poll said on Saturday. 

The pollsters at Assumption University based the conclusion on interviews conducted from March 25-29 with 2,037 people aged 18 and over in 17 provinces.

Asked about the strong points of the investment plan, 66.2% of the respondents said it would help develop the country. Fourteen percent said they believed the transport system would be better, 7.4% said the economy would improve, 6.6% said living standards of people would be better, and the remainder expected better social welfare would be provided.

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