Landowners threaten to shut down PNG's Rabaul

6:40 am on 15 July 2015

Traditional landowners have threatened to shut down the Papua New Guinea town and port of Rabaul in seven days.

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Rabaul, Papua New Guinea Photo: RNZI / Johnny Blades

PNG Loop reports that scores of people from surrounding villages marched through the town on Tuesday, and handed a letter of demands to the port's owners.

It says members of the ToValingan ToBobe Ra Tagul ILF handed over a 'Kilang', which would effectively shut down Rabaul town next week.

The ILG has claimed ownership of the town and wants to discuss its issues with authorities.