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New law to show zero tolerance for alcohol while driving

Any amount of alcohol found in a person’s system will result in his/her driving license being revoked, under a new Vietnam law.

Alcohol destroyed my brother’s life. Don’t let it destroy yours

As long as drinking is a cultural necessity and worn as a badge of social honor, there will be a price to pay.

Vietnam legislators: Alcohol bill not influenced by lobbying

The National Assembly general secretary, asked if interest groups have influenced a bill against alcohol, has assured that lobbying cannot sway the lawmaking process.
June 11, 2019 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Drinking and driving don’t go together, period

If you drink, don’t drive. If you drive, don’t drink. How many tragedies do we need to realize the obvious?
June 04, 2019 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

Online liquor sales to go ahead in Vietnam

Vietnam has removed a proposed decree to prohibit online liquor sales, accepting that it goes against international trends.
May 23, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

8,000 march in Hanoi against drunk driving

Over 8,000 people marched in Hanoi on Sunday to protest against drunk driving, a reaction to recent accidents involving alcohol consumption.
May 14, 2019 | 05:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam records fifth highest increase in per capita alcohol consumption

Per capita liquor consumption in Vietnam increased 90 percent in 2010-2017, surpassing regional giants and against drops in Europe.
May 13, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Penalties for drunk driving in Vietnam

Violators can be fined VND500,000-18 million ($21.50 - $770) and have their licenses revoked for one to five months.
May 09, 2019 | 07:46 am GMT+7

5-star hotels and booze: Lawmakers discuss license law

Government officials are divided over the need for a law requiring all accommodation providers to get a license to sell liquor.
April 24, 2019 | 08:18 am GMT+7

Ban or promote online liquor sales? Vietnam lawmakers at odds

Lawmakers Friday hotly debated a draft law prohibiting online liquor sales, with some arguing it could prove counterproductive.
April 12, 2019 | 07:07 pm GMT+7

HCMC to use its autonomy to raise alcohol tax

HCMC is planning to use its autonomy, granted in 2017, to increase the special consumption tax on alcoholic drinks.
April 04, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam in good health despite high alcohol, tobacco consumption

Vietnam 11th healthiest country in the world, according to LetterOne, while other studies paint a picture of excesses.
March 11, 2019 | 04:21 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese beer sales now drive revenues for Sabeco's new Thai owner

Vietnamese brewery Sabeco has contributed 46 percent of the revenues of Thai parent ThaiBev in the first quarter of 2018-19.
February 27, 2019 | 10:49 am GMT+7

Vietnam liquor maker makes a loss, 4 years in a row

Nation’s leading liquor maker Halico has reported a loss of VND75 billion ($3.22 million) for 2018.
January 22, 2019 | 10:24 am GMT+7

Doctors infuse five liters of beer to save man from alcohol poisoning death

Doctors had to perfuse a man's stomach with 15 cans of beer to prevent him from dying of alcohol poisoning.
January 11, 2019 | 03:01 pm GMT+7
 
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