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Vietnam incense village dazzles ahead of Lunar New Year, though sales down

AFP, 13 Jan 2022
Vietnam's "incense village" is a dazzling pink as workers prepare fragrant sticks for the Lunar New Year holiday, but strict rules to stop the spread of Covid-19 are dulling its lustre. "Due to the (Covid) preventive policy, trucks could not be move so our products move slower," says incense stick maker Nguyen Thi Luyen, adding that sales are down 30% from last year.

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