Tanzania is certain the recently discovered gas reserves will play a huge role in the realisation of the country's socio-economic development agenda as envisaged in the Tanzania Development vision 2025. The Tanzanian economy that has until recently been highly dependent on agriculture and tourism now boasts of over 50 trillion cubic feet (50tcf) of gas reserves and is already undertaking a lot of projects to utilise the resource.
The road is part of the 238 kilometer Kyenjojo, Hoima, Masindi, Kigumba road. The route provides a strategic link between the Northern Corridor (specifically south western Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi and eastern DRC) and the Kampala-Gulu-Juba corridor. Government also anticipates that the road, once complete, will support expected increase in traffic related to oil exploration and production in the Albertine Graben.