The Jijin Mining Group, the new partner in the giant Papua New Guinea Porgera gold mine, says it will ensure there is no more environmental damage at the project's impact area.
The National reports the group president of the Chinese company, Jianhua Wang, saying the company has plans to cater for waste from the mine in Enga.
He says it has the capability to improve environmental protection and he says it will incorporate these best practices at Porgera.
Jianhua Wang has also told local workers their jobs are not under threat after his company signed a deal to buy 50 percent of Porgera from the Canadian multi-national, Barrick Gold.
Zijin operates gold, copper, zinc and platinum mines throughout the world, including Australia, Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Russia, South Africa and Tajikistan.