Since 2020, the Mahaxay district has found promising success after tapping into the water resource from the Nam Theun 2 downstream channel. The Nam Pheed outlet was inaugurated in December 2020 , resultinh in 149 HA of irrigation surface in 2019 – 2020 

Irrigated surface in Mahaxay is expected to increase yearly as more outlets from the downstream channel are exploited and attract more farmers. In December of 2021, 93 Ha were planted for the dry season cycle and more than 600 Ha targeted in 2022.