Donetsk, Nov 3 – DAN. DPR coal mining enterprises have distributed over 160,000 tons of free house coal among their employees and retired workers in 2017, the ministry of coal and energy said.

"The ministry of coal and energy is committed to its social responsibility, and provides miners with free house coal, in particular. Since the beginning of the year 160,677 tons of house coal have been distributed."

State enterprise Torezantratsit is the leader in providing its employees and retirees with coal as it has allocated 85,000 tons.

The ministry reported that 156,000 tons had already been hauled away by the recipients, while 84.6 percent of coal meant for recipients had been dispatched.

In 2016, coal mining enterprises provided their employees and retirees with 200,000 tons of coal. *ot